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I'm really tired right now (it's 4 am!), so I'll just ask simply: are you planning on getting married one day?

I think most people would say yes to this, but I don't know...
I've been thinking about it, and I think marriage would just make things more complicated, especially if you want a divorce (don't half of all marriages end in divorce?).

I think just getting engaged would be nice. You'll have rings, your engaged status will let others know you're in serious relationship, and you won't feel tied down. :P I see marriage as just legally owning each other. ....

Who says you have to take a honeymoon after getting married? Why not have a honeymoon once engaged? :cheers:

I guess one could argue that getting married shows that you trust each other, have faith in your love, etc., but I think you could still have a great relationship without getting married.

Anyways, what are your thoughts on marriage?



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Yikes, this'll turn into a guys vs girls thread, won't it?

Lemme just get the ball rolling here... *evil smirk*

1. It's outdated and useless
2. Costs too much money
3. The positively most arrogant thing to do
4. We aren't monogamous creatures.
5. Your women turns uggo

*accomplished yawn*
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@chatmike wrote
Yikes, this'll turn into a guys vs girls thread, won't it?

Lemme just get the ball rolling here... *evil smirk*

1. It's outdated and useless
2. Costs too much money
3. The positively most arrogant thing to do4. We aren't monogamous creatures.
5. Your women turns uggo

*accomplished yawn*


Explain.
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I want to get married because I want to have kids. There are some benefits for your children you don't receive as a non-married but common-law couple (eg. sick leave to take care of spouse/child, visitation rights, automatic inheritance, tax deductions, etc) - it depends on where you live but as a married couple you definitely receive all these rights, whereas you may not as a common-law couple.
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Marriage is still incredibly relevant to society today. Marriage creates the close-knit, essential family unit that serves the purpose of raising strong, principled kids. Kids coming from unwed parents are more likely to be addicted to drugs and alcohol, more likely to be murderers, more likely to commit suicide, and a plethora of other issues seen to a lesser degree in kids belonging to wed parents.
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I think just getting engaged would be nice. You'll have rings, your engaged status will let others know you're in serious relationship, and you won't feel tied down.


That's a complete illusion of freedom. If you have kids, a house, or anything together you'll still be tied down. Plus the emotional bond, it's not like you could just go see someone else whenever you wanted.


We aren't monogamous creatures.


Lolwut.

I think people marry to early and too sporadically. If given some thought, I see nothing wrong with it.
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@ARMY101 wrote
Kids coming from unwed parents are more likely to be addicted to drugs and alcohol, more likely to be murderers, more likely to commit suicide, and a plethora of other issues seen to a lesser degree in kids belonging to wed parents.



Holy crap! I better get married then.
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@ARMY101 wrote
Kids coming from unwed parents are more likely to be addicted to drugs and alcohol, more likely to be murderers, more likely to commit suicide, and a plethora of other issues seen to a lesser degree in kids belonging to wed parents.



How on earth did you come up with this..?
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@cosstickxx wrote

@ARMY101 wrote
Kids coming from unwed parents are more likely to be addicted to drugs and alcohol, more likely to be murderers, more likely to commit suicide, and a plethora of other issues seen to a lesser degree in kids belonging to wed parents.



How on earth did you come up with this..?



@shirlx wrote

@ARMY101 wrote
Marriage is still incredibly relevant to society today. Marriage creates the close-knit, essential family unit that serves the purpose of raising strong, principled kids. Kids coming from unwed parents are more likely to be addicted to drugs and alcohol, more likely to be murderers, more likely to commit suicide, and a plethora of other issues seen to a lesser degree in kids belonging to wed parents.



dude where do you get your information from? outdated religious pamphlets and bumper stickers? quit spewing bull



Brian Crowley, Fearful Symmetry: The Fall and Rise of Canada's Founding Values. It's not bull. This source is incredibly well backed with studies from across the globe.
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First of all, I can't trust that you properly interpreted the author's writing. Secondly, and if you did properly interpret the author, those statistical relationships you mentioned are correlations. I really hope you realize what that means for those relationships. Parents who are unwed are probably much more likely to be in poorer situations than parents who are wed. I'm sure they're more likely than wed parents to be uneducated, smokers, criminals, low income/impoverished, and less healthy. Because they are more likely to be those, their children are more likely to be murderers, more likely to commit suicide, and a plethora of other issues seen to a lesser degree in kids belonging to wed parents. Because I am an educated, non-smoker, non-criminal, very likely to be higher income, very healthy person, my children, if I were to have any, would probably equally likely be good kids regardless of whether I was married or not. All that those correlations tell any reasonable person is that the type of parents who are not married are also the type who have kids who are more likely to be murderers, more likely to commit suicide, and a plethora of other issues seen to a lesser degree in kids belonging to wed parents.
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@mynameismattgotmlgo wrote
First of all, I can't trust that you properly interpreted the author's writing. Secondly, and if you did properly interpret the author, those statistical relationships you mentioned are correlations. I really hope you realize what that means for those relationships. Parents who are unwed are probably much more likely to be in poorer situations than parents who are wed. I'm sure they're more likely than wed parents to be uneducated, smokers, criminals, low income/impoverished, and less healthy. Because they are more likely to be those, their children are more likely to be murderers, more likely to commit suicide, and a plethora of other issues seen to a lesser degree in kids belonging to wed parents. Because I am an educated, non-smoker, non-criminal, very likely to be higher income, very healthy person, my children, if I were to have any, would probably equally likely be good kids regardless of whether I was married or not. All that those correlations tell any reasonable person is that the type of parents who are not married are also the type who have kids who are more likely to be murderers, more likely to commit suicide, and a plethora of other issues seen to a lesser degree in kids belonging to wed parents.




Agreed.
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@ARMY101 wrote
Marriage is still incredibly relevant to society today. Marriage creates the close-knit, essential family unit that serves the purpose of raising strong, principled kids. Kids coming from unwed parents are more likely to be addicted to drugs and alcohol, more likely to be murderers, more likely to commit suicide, and a plethora of other issues seen to a lesser degree in kids belonging to wed parents.



You should sign this. I didn't even have to read the poster's name to know it was you ARMY101. You should run for office one day.
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@SUMmer123456 wrote

@ARMY101 wrote
Marriage is still incredibly relevant to society today. Marriage creates the close-knit, essential family unit that serves the purpose of raising strong, principled kids. Kids coming from unwed parents are more likely to be addicted to drugs and alcohol, more likely to be murderers, more likely to commit suicide, and a plethora of other issues seen to a lesser degree in kids belonging to wed parents.



You should sign this. I didn't even have to read the poster's name to know it was you ARMY101. You should run for office one day.



I actually agree with his position.
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Most people are speechless when I tell them I don't care to get married, as if it implies I want to be a hermit or something. I say I want to hold a long-term relationship, but I don't see the point in spending large sums of money for a symbol of commitment. As has already been pointed out, so many marriages end in divorce that even the symbolism is losing its significance. When I ask people why marriage is important they usually can't produce a response beyond "well...because...it's marriage." It's amazing how easily traditions are accepted without being scrutinized for their value.
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@Zion wrote
Most people are speechless when I tell them I don't care to get married, as if it implies I want to be a hermit or something. I say I want to hold a long-term relationship, but I don't see the point in spending large sums of money for a symbol of commitment. As has already been pointed out, so many marriages end in divorce that even the symbolism is losing its significance. When I ask people why marriage is important they usually can't produce a response beyond "well...because...it's marriage." It's amazing how easily traditions are accepted without being scrutinized for their value.



^ Exactly! :p
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Disregard Women
Accumulate Wealth

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@EastSideBoyz wrote
Disregard Women
Accumulate Wealth





*Disregard females, aquire currency. ;)

And for marriage, Yes. (Y)
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I would never get married in my entire life. My dad divorced twice and that is when my hatred for majority of women started.
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