We all know that guys are stereotyped as being afraid of long-term commitments (ie marriage). Is this stereotype true?
Are guys really afraid of marriage?
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I want a girlfriend, but deep down, I'm even afraid of that. To make that kind of commitment, I would have to be sure that I want to focus on her and only her for an unknown length of time. No, it's not forever, but what if I stop having feelings for her before she does for me? It would be unfair for me to remain in the relationship any longer, but breaking up could really hurt her. I would spend my whole relationship wondering whether I made the right choice and who will break up with who. To ask a girl to be my girlfriend, I'll have to be sure that I'm willing to put all other girls on hold for a while and that I won't want to end it for a relatively long time. All of that for just a girlfriend. For a marriage, on the other hand, a guy has to be 100% certain that no other girl anywhere on the planet that he will ever meet will ever make him as happy as the girl he intends to marry, and he has to be certain that that he won't want it to end ever, for the rest of his entire life. That has to be one really, really special girl, and it's pretty much impossible to be completely certain of whether a girl really is that special. It's also a huge, huge, huge responsibility, especially if children become part of the whole thing. So yeah, I guess I'm afraid of marriage. What I'm trusting is that when I finally do meet that really, really special girl, everything will just feel so right that I won't even have to think about it. I'll just know that I want her next to me every morning when I wake up, every night when I go to sleep, and every day in between.0