if so, why is marriage important to you?
Security? Money? Protection? anything?
Most Helpful Girl
I think its the stability. It's a commitment.
Most guys are scared to commit. Girls just want the relationship to stay the same, to keep things together, to love men the same way as they have been loving them, to keep being in love. And that's what marriage is meant to symbolise - showing a commitment to loving each other and keeping the relationship together.
I mean you can do it without marriage. you can do it if you make a commitment between yourselves, but for some people the marriage is like the proof. Its also declaring to other people your commitment to each other. So if you have to do something in public (like a whole wedding ceremony) you must mean it. Well that's how it goes for most people. Some people run away or get scared of the altar, or later divorce, but generally getting married is such a big commitment for most normal people, that they take it very seriously. so you get your proof that someone loves you, if they want to marry you they must love you very much.
So for both the man and the woman, its giving up their freedom to be intimate with other people, and stating the fact that they are choosing this person, over anyone else, because they think they are the best person they know. That this person knows them best and they want to live their lives together because they trust them more than anyone else in the world, and that they are there to support each other1