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Old 10-16-2010, 11:28 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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If you were thinking of tying the knot, jumping the broom, getting hitched, make her/him honest, or clubbing someone over the head, thanks to the sluggish economy of the past two years, you may well be one of the few making such plans.



Read more: Report: U.S. Marriages are Down…Way Down - TIME NewsFeed
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Old 10-17-2010, 01:47 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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I find this trend against marriage very interesting. What is it going to do to our society in the long term?
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Old 10-17-2010, 02:19 PM
 
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As a never-been-married 37 year old, I have to say that I will not get married until such time as I feel that I will *benefit* from the union.

I've seen way too many of my contemporaries get married just for the sake of getting married. After all, wasn't it Generation X that prompted the term "starter marriage"? To me, that's BS.

Whether good, bad or indifferent, my attitude is that "love" is just one part of this decision. Unless I will get some sort of tangible security, or other benefit from getting married, I see no need to do it.
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Old 10-17-2010, 02:30 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Well, its no wonder U.S. marriages are down, way down!
I mean, look at all the divorce rates? Times have changed, and its not the way it used to be....for alot of things, and getting married is just one of them.
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Old 10-17-2010, 02:41 PM
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Location: Wu Dang Mountain
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Interesting that the article then goes on to quote that 90% of the population will be married at some time in their lives...

Well, I did MY part!!
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Old 10-17-2010, 02:59 PM
 
Location: Hawaii
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Lol
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Old 10-17-2010, 03:05 PM
 
Location: Tucson
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Interesting that the article then goes on to quote that 90% of the population will be married at some time in their lives...

Well, I did MY part!!
We've supported both statistics, so it cancels out.
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Old 10-17-2010, 03:09 PM
Status: "When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro" (set 25 days ago)
 
Location: Wu Dang Mountain
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We've supported both statistics, so it cancels out.
Oh, yeah, that's right...

Hey, why don't you and I support this new trend and NOT get married to each other?
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Old 10-17-2010, 03:22 PM
 
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Studies like this are interesting, and yet part of me says "So what?" I kind of don't care what other people are doing, as it has no impact on my own relationship.

I do think young people are smart to wait. I also think my mother had a good point when she said, "Don't bother getting married unless you want kids." In this day and age, there's not much the legal state of marriage can do for you that a power of attorney can't.

That's just my opinion, though. I'm sure there are plenty of kid-free married couples who have another viewpoint.
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Old 10-17-2010, 03:52 PM
 
Location: Tucson
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Oh, yeah, that's right...

Hey, why don't you and I support this new trend and NOT get married to each other?
Even if we do, the statistics still won't budge - for the above-mentioned reasons.
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