Two different questions for the females and males
Do you think marriage is important? What do you see marriage as or your reason of getting married?
If your boyfriend isn't keen on marriage, will you still want to be with him?
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Its important to have similar goals in life, such as children (or no children). Its important to have interests in common, such as travel. If you want to be in a long-term committed relationship, you need to find someone with the emotional maturity to put their needs secondary to the needs of the couple and family. You also need space within the relationship to self-actualize, although, this will have to wait if you start having children. Do you need marriage on top of all this? Clearly, no. But consider this, gathering your friends and family and publicly stating your commitment and plans to be together forever, you are forcing yourself to really consider the gravity of the promise you're making to another person. Marriage is helpful too, for inheritance, property ownership, etc, so there are practical considerations as well. Oh, and love, that's part of it too, but realistically, not the most important part, and your feelings will change over time, from the initial infatuation and sexual attraction, but hopefully to a deeper and ultimately more rewarding level of commitment.1