We only briefly brushed on the topic while discussing something else but this is what was said:
You should also know that I don't believe in the concept of marriage.
What aspect of it? The way I see marriage is making our love official on paper.
Largely due to the religious background as well as the whole official on paper thing. Emotion being defined by government as ink on paper is a sad thing
From what I've found online there isn't a need for a wedding to sign the marriage certificate. Some people have gone as little as meeting a celebrant in a park, signing the paperwork and done, they're married.
What difference would there be to doing the above and going de facto?
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At your age, there's about a 50% chance or more that any marriage will end in divorce. Possibly more, depending on your education level (the chances are better if you have more qualification).
Marriage just leaves a bigger mess when it goes wrong.0