What's the best reason to get married?

What's the best reason to get married?

  • Love

    Votes: 33 57.9%
  • Money

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Sex

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Power or political alliance

    Votes: 2 3.5%
  • Friendship/companionship

    Votes: 17 29.8%
  • Shared family, social, cultural or religious background

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Arranged marriage

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Other -- please discuss.

    Votes: 5 8.8%

  • Total voters
    57

fascination

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Staff member
I don't even remember the options but I would say that is would be because you have found someone who regardless of all else, you can respect and admire for the rest of your life
 
I don't know if I've posted this or not, but right around the time I got married nearly 11 years ago, I read a column by Joe Bob Briggs, Drive-In Movie Critic. He was going on about how Hollywood was making such a big deal about all the little stars getting married. He was like "what the whoop de whoop?" I'll never forgot what he said:

Marriage is a thing that two people do when their hope for the future overcomes their fear of the past.
 

DWise1

Well-Known Member
fascination said:
I don't even remember the options but I would say that is would be because you have found someone who regardless of all else, you can respect and admire for the rest of your life
Here they are:
Poll Options
What's the best reason to get married?
Love
Money
Sex
Power or political alliance
Friendship/companionship
Shared family, social, cultural or religious background
Arranged marriage
Other -- please discuss.
I never did vote, I guess because I'm currently in the "bah! humbug!" camp.


PS
Got a new pet peeve. Went in to buy a birthday card for my son (he'll be 25 on Tuesday). It seemed that most of the son-cards showed the parents together and saying "we". You'd think what with my demographic growing as rapidly as it is, that they'd have a "to son from divorced dad" category.
 
Why mess up a good thing? Two people CAN cohabit successfully and happily. The religious and political origins of marriage sour me on it, but what really breaks the camel's back is that it's "expected" of you. No thanks. If it isn't broken, don't fix it.
 

fascination

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Staff member
PasoDancer said:
Why mess up a good thing? Two people CAN cohabit successfully and happily. The religious and political origins of marriage sour me on it, but what really breaks the camel's back is that it's "expected" of you. No thanks. If it isn't broken, don't fix it.
this works too... when the procreation part is over
 

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