If this world was perfect , then I would say that both men and women equally benefit , but that's far from the truth. The reality is that someone's going to benefit more in a relationship and/or marriage and that's life. Now most people will say both benefit because they want to be politically correct at all costs, even if it means LYING.
- Men benefit moreVote A
- Women benefit moreVote B
- In my own politically correct BS bubble , I'll say both equally benefit (yeah right)Vote C
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It really depends on the man and the woman and the circumstances. That said, men and women bring different things to the table in a marriage.
Men generally bring financial security, protection and utility (building and fixing things, yard work, etc.).
Women usually offer a lesser degree of financial contribution but they bring love and support, a nurturing environment for husband and kids and less tangible things like the ability to make a house a home in a way most men just can't do.
Within the above parameters I don't think either man or woman typically gets more or less from a marriage - they just get different things in varying degrees but it all equals out in a beautiful way.
Today though, fewer women bring all the above to the table to the extent they used to. With the blurring of gender roles and men doing more and more of what women have traditionally done, women often bring much less, relatively speaking, to the marital equation. As a result, more and more men are choosing to forgo marriage because the return does not measure up to the investment. Women do not offer to men what they used to, at least not to the extent they once did. I don’t mean to suggest that’s a good or bad thing…it is what it is.2