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Old 12-30-2012, 06:17 AM
 
Location: Iowa, Heartland of Murica
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Default 50: Single, never married and no kids

What do women think of a guy who is 50, single, never married and no kids? I know a guy who is 50 and in this situation and he seems to be doing great. He started a company a few years ago and I did some consulting work for him- he is very successful and he looks a lot younger than most people his age.

According to him, because he was never married and never had kids, he was able to achieve all his material goals in life, he travelled the world, lives very comfortably, can pretty much afford anything he wants even though, he is very frugal and down to Earth.

I am sure he has no problems meeting high quality, younger women because he is successful, has a great personality and has a lot of life experiences. For a person in his situation, what would be the advantages of getting married?
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Old 12-30-2012, 06:26 AM
 
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i dont know, how do you deal with it though?
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Old 12-30-2012, 06:27 AM
 
Location: Baldock, hertfordshire, England
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Marriage is a bad deal for a man.
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Old 12-30-2012, 06:34 AM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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Asexual. Or gay. Is he a "confirmed bachelor"?
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Old 12-30-2012, 06:35 AM
 
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I'm 24 now, have been with the same girl since I was 17, started balding when I was 18, I look like I'm 34 now.

Being single till you're 50 has its advantages.
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Old 12-30-2012, 06:36 AM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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What does this have to do with P&OC?
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Old 12-30-2012, 06:38 AM
 
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What does this have to do with P&OC?
If being married isn't a controversy with tons of politics, nothing is.
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Old 12-30-2012, 07:05 AM
 
Location: Too far from home.
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Asexual. Or gay. Is he a "confirmed bachelor"?
That fits the description that many like to apply to George Clooney. As well as woman who don't want to get married or have children. "Confirmed bachelorette".

Did it every occur to people that there are many people who don't want to get married, don't want to have children? This is a personal decision that people make and there is nothing wrong with that. Would it be better to get married, have children and divorce because, aside from divorce, that is what society expects???
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Old 12-30-2012, 09:37 AM
 
Location: NW Penna.
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For a person in his situation, what would be the advantages of getting married?
Companionship? True emotional intimacy that comes with commitment? Having another human being to love and care for? Having someone stable to grow old with? Health benefits of monogamy, in a world of HIV/AIDs and now multiple-drug-resistant strains of common STDs? (There are greater thrills in life than sex, you know.)

Honestly, the problem with most people is that they either totally forget or else they are totally can't ever comprehend that there is such a thing as a dual-career child-free marriage, without money problems, property damage, people using other people for personal gain, wife using husband as meal ticket, husband using wife as slop-cleaning servant-slave, etc.

Some people actually do love another human being deeply and make that formal decree via marriage, and live pretty much contentedly ever after.
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Old 12-30-2012, 09:47 AM
 
Location: Asheville, Nc
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Did it every occur to people that there are many people who don't want to get married, don't want to have children? This is a personal decision that people make and there is nothing wrong with that. Would it be better to get married, have children and divorce because, aside from divorce, that is what society expects???

I almost feel like this is a trick question myself. What are we supposed to think? If someone choose's to stay single all thier life then as you said that's thier choice. So why make a big deal about it?
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