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Old 03-16-2013, 07:50 PM
 
Location: Upper Midwest
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Let's suppose everything about the person was perfect. The only thing is they aren't into the idea of marriage. And they're absolutely firm on that. Other than that one thing, there isn't anything about the person that is commitment-phobe, against children, against shared resources, or ANYTHING.

Would you rather be with the one you know is your soulmate, but no marriage..... or would you give that up and go searching for greener pastures? (Knowing in your heart there most likely isn't any.)

I bring this up because I just read about a popular actress who has been living with the same guy since 1976.
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Old 03-16-2013, 07:55 PM
 
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Ms. Popular Actress probably wants it that way.

For me, neither of those are ideal.
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Old 03-16-2013, 07:58 PM
 
Location: Upper Midwest
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Ms. Popular Actress probably wants it that way.

For me, neither of those are good.
Well they both do, obviously. lol

It's Julie Kavner. Maybe that gives you a better picture. My immediate reaction is "Wow, they must be happy."

Because really.... to go against the social norms. Are they both really so against marriage that they fought against it all this time? I'm thinking they must've just been satisfied enough to say, "Why change anything?"
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Old 03-16-2013, 08:08 PM
 
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I think the ring and the certificate and wedding are over-rated. I'd rather have the soulmate option.
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Old 03-16-2013, 08:14 PM
 
Location: Xanadu
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I would say soulmate because in my opinion they are one in the same and your soulmate cant take half your stuff (or would want to.)
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Old 03-16-2013, 08:25 PM
 
Location: State of Transition
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OP, why don't you set up a poll for this?
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Old 03-16-2013, 08:45 PM
 
Location: Bellingham, WA
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This is one of the easiest questions I've ever answered. Give me the soul-mate but no marriage. I'm not even interested in marriage anyway, especially if it means being with someone who merely makes me think, "Meh."
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Old 03-16-2013, 08:47 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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I have zero desire to enter into the historically-sordid institution of marriage.
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Old 03-16-2013, 08:54 PM
 
Location: Pa
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I think either one.
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Old 03-16-2013, 08:57 PM
 
Location: Katonah, NY
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My soulmate would want the same thing that I do.
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