Women did it first.
Except back then someone was trying to force them.
Quite realistic advice, actually.
You want a gent, avoid the brute (or the effete).
Diamonds aren’t the problem, it’s the premium pricing that’s the problem.
People are living longer than ever, we need harder rocks.
It’s easy to find cheap, good quality diamonds and arrange a setting for the stone.
Husband/wife is a status.
Status-obsessed materialists (who want to get married but not be married) tend to divorce more because of the narcissism, and overt narcs tend to pair up with covert ones.
Once the money is gone, the spark fizzles out.
The study also found a correlation between marriage age and duration, which Francis wrote are positively related, meaning the older the person was when he or she got married, the longer the marriage was likely to last.
Maturity, waiting for the hormones to settle and personality to crystallize, few societies in history married off someone younger than 21-25, outside times of war (Regency, American Independence) but then only for re-population purposes, knowing it was less than ideal.
Another notable finding was that the larger differences in age and education between husbands and wives were associated with a higher risk of divorce,
Assortative mating wins again.
College IQ men marrying high-school IQ women is dysgenic.
as was reporting that looks were important in marriage.
Vain men, bad husbands. As soon as she gets a little wrinkle, his “love” dies.
Evil people confuse lust with love. When the lust is spent, they claim to fall “out” of love. There is no falling “out” of true love, you can only be betrayed and detach. The love doesn’t go anywhere.
Marriage will get less expensive when it becomes more common.
As it is, only rich people can afford to marry.
That’s right, classism again.
Social media would make it a little gimmicky.
Abolishing no-fault divorce and making it hard (or impossible) to re-marry after a set N times would make people respect the institution again, nothing less will work.
Really, our era has the term “starter marriage” – nothing else will work.
If society didn’t get rid of rites of passage for both sexes, the social value of over-spending on a wedding would plummet. For women, debutante balls were important. Now the expense is carried over into bridal models.
How can you be trusted to give a vow until death do you part, if you couldn’t stick to it the first time around? You know, the way adults are held to all other legally-binding commitments involving debt and humans (i.e. children).
After how many times? How many times before we cap it?
The purpose of marriage is the security of monogamy. This spits in the face of security and allows serial monogamy, which is, looking back, a kind of fraud compared to what was promised. False light should come back into enforcement with all the other laws that protected the sexes.
At least end no-fault divorce. EMTs don’t use the term ‘car accident’ because they’re never accidents. There’s always at least one party at fault.
Why are legal bailouts allowed for cases that don’t involve a breach of the vows?
Jesus said it’s fine to divorce an adulterer. JESUS. And if one party won’t try, which is what you get married to do, how are they not at fault? Marriages require cooperation, it isn’t one-sided.
And can I bet on the odds of Markle releasing an engagement chicken recipe soon?
Fact: when they divorce, she still gets a title.
NEWSFLASH: You want the benefits of marriage, you have to actually get married.
There is only living in sin.
Stupid is as stupid does.
You don’t have tenancy rights without signing a tenancy agreement.
Neither do you have employee rights without signing an employment contract.
You lost everything, years of your life, because not once did you think to fucking Google it? I searched this years ago and the Government did their job, it’s the top of the first page. You don’t just get to assume you have rights by the power of wishful thinking. Nah, I don’t buy it, you deserve to be miserable. You know who doesn’t? Any children, tiny tot ATMs.
That’s the real secret. Married couples have less rights to benefits than “cohabiting”.
The kids are still gonna be screwed up, the same as single parents.
Children need the security of marriage.
Room mates don’t have rights. It’s like claiming the town bike is cheating. Nope! They owe you nothing! A girlfriend or boyfriend owes no fidelity.
Marriage is literally a vow of monogamy. No legal right to the latter without the former.
Engagement is the fringe case with a verbal contract. Cohabiting means jack shit.
How many people even know engagements have a time limit? After a couple of years, specifics vary, the proposing partner can claim you never intended to get married, because you delayed and the verbal contract was rescinded. ASK A LAWYER.
Why do women take up more government resources?
Which sex is left holding the baby? Blame deadbeats, they ain’t paying for their little splunk junket. We are. Everyone else.
Bringing in bullshit laws would make modern marriage even more useless.
People need incentives. And price controls for wedding basics would help.
I was planning a wedding recently and OMFG. They’re just flowers. Stick bridal before something and the price goes up 50x.
For the scaredy boys?
Single male friends don’t want you to get married for the same reason single female women don’t want their friends to get married to quality either: less attention, less time. They are replaced as a primary social obligation in your life.
Married men are happier than bachelors, some are frenemies trying to put you off the Best Woman For You, like you’ll get a second chance. If she’s the best option, the prospect of fucking her repeatedly isn’t a trial.
Re-marrying? Having seen the stats? OK, don’t bother. If you couldn’t make it once, you can’t do it again.
It’s easier to write a sitcom doofus fucking up if there’s no wife to help him.
And in couples with a large age gap, within a few years the younger party begins to match the visible age of the elder. It affects facial aging.
Ideal gap is five.
Literally the best video I’ve ever seen on this topic.
Pair bonding is chemical and sex-based.
That glue is meant to be for marriage and pair bonding is impaired in both sexes.
The haters will be jealous you aren’t rushing to the divorce courts.
Cheating risk is lower too.
It’s all around better.
I disagree with the idea that she isn’t superior. Morally, she is superior. She demonstrated the virtue of chastity, that makes her superior. She just doesn’t use it as an excuse to treat normal people like dirt, which is arrogance.