Most Helpful Girl
marriage has been on the decline for ages, ever since people realized that they don't need a piece of paper to prove that they love their partners.
until i met my current boyfriend, i had no intention of ever being married. but he wanted to, and he's changed my mind about it.
there are a few things to consider:
-marriage (and success rates) are higher among educated people who marry older; where i live, the average age for a first marriage is 30-31, for both men and women.
-belief in religion has decreased among younger people, meaning that they likely don't see the same value in the institution that their parents did.
-the internet has granted us access to more people, and subsequently turned us into commitmentphobic assholes who are too afraid of missing out to commit.
-the 24-hour marketplace means that people are working longer hours than ever and have less time to devote to finding and nurturing romantic relationships.
-that, and the cost of marriage has gotten so high that many couples go into debt to afford it... the cost of the average wedding is $45,000, and 45% of couples blow their budget.
that said, mine will be a simple wedding with just family and a few close friends. i'm not religious and we aren't having kids, so it's basically just a formal declaration of our commitment to each other.
Most Helpful Guy
MGTOW has become 3 times as popular in the past month. Men are slowly but surely waking up to their oppression and 2nd class status... and of course, the nature of women