Do you ever want to get married?
Or would you rather have a spiritual/commitment ceremony?
Do you wish to live with your significant other if you don't get married?
Why or why not?
Btw this is assuming you got a prenup and all your assets would be protected. We're talking about the actual institution/concept of being a "husband/wife" vs. "girlfriend/boyfriend."
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I would choose to get married over living with my significant other. While both provide support and stability, I feel that marriage bonds you more. Some might find this opinion stupid, but I do not. Marriage is a strong commitment, and those that say there is no difference do not make sense to me. If just living with your partner was enough, then why do the LBGT community fight for their marriage rights so much if it wasn't something worth fighting for? I personally want to get married ( when the time is right), and have a small wedding. I'd want my family and friends their along with his, and I'd want to have a little appartment with him after. I want love, passion, security, and peace with my future husband. I have seen a lot of my family members persevere in the marriages, and it makes me smile how at peace they are. I also don't want the situation where "why buy the cow when you get the milk for free" to happen to me. Why marry if you already have everything right there at your dispense? Though, it is most likely that cohabitation results in no marriage or breaking up, I will say that I know of a person who cohabitated with her boyfriend and they eventually got married.
I guess it depends what is right for you?1