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post #1 of 93 (permalink) Old Sep 27th, 2004, 09:55 AM Thread Starter
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Are people getting married anymore?

Just wondering. It seems like couples arent marrying anymore, least to me. Seems like im the only married person I know of my old time friends and my relatives. All my relatives and friends are single and looking for mates. What happened? Any ideas? I know beautiful intelligent women, and they are not having an easy time finding suitable mates. It also seems like the women these days are more sophisticated, educated and got-it-together more than the guys. What is going on?
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I'm getting married next year, september 21st

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yeah i think what your saying is true. It does seem that less people are getting married, but then again the dirvorce rate just seems to keep going up.

Saying that my best friend got married a while ago, and my sister is getting married next year

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i'll marry these beautiful women you speak of frogburger
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I was married myself until a few years back.I believe it takes more than love to make a marriage work. You need to be as physically companionable as you are emotionally. You also need to be able to converse. My wife and I were best friends we spent two and half years becoming best friends and getting to know each other before we thought of marriage. I think being best friends helped in the communication department. We could talk about anything and everything for hours and hours.
I think many people marry for various reasons. Some for sex-beauty-pity-money or on a whim hence the divorce rate stats. Some say that society has become a lot more self-centred and the "me culture" is very much part of my 30 something culture (and by default anyone younger). self gratification and the general quality of life that we enjoy compared to what my parents grew up with make us much more impatient; the media doesn't help either - the plastic ideals that are bandied around make us lose sight of our human nature.
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I'm not allowed to,.... and I probably wouldn't personally, anyway.
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I'm not allowed to,.... and I probably wouldn't personally, anyway.
May I ask why are you not allowed to be wed?
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In Belgium, marriage is "in" again. While people 5-10 yrs older than me (im 24 next week) chose to stay unmarried, people my age are marrying all over the place. As a matter of fact, I got married less than 2 months ago (only by law), and am marrying again (ceremony+party) on may 5th 2005

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Evelyn Tremble is absolutely right! Plus its harder and harder to buy a home, in the States you have so little vacation too... its kinda of a lose lose situation. Plus, sorry to say girls, us guys get a lot of the blame when things go wrong so IMO theres not a hell of a lot of honour or respect for married guys these days. I think the womens movement and general liberation of society, killed lots of prospects for women marrying..
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May I ask why are you not allowed to be wed?
I'm gay and live in the USA, it's illegal or whatnot here.
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I never got over Floyd's death, so I vowed never to marry again. I came close when Ken Lay was madly in love with me, but he was just too consumed with running Enron to really be the adoring husband I need.

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I'm gay and live in the USA, it's illegal or whatnot here.
that doesn't mean you're not allowed to wed..you're allowed, just not with somebody of the same sex....
(no, this doens't mean I don't approve gay marriage, in fact I do....)

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i'll marry these beautiful women you speak of frogburger

Great, how beautiful do they have to be?

BTW, I am all for Gay marriage and Gay adoption. I also would like to see though, my cousins find the men of their dreams. Is this widespread? or is it only secular liberals that are having trouble finding mates?

By the way, a friend who just spent a year in Taiwan says its worse there. She said that the women are generally much more educated and sophisticated than the men. that the men, as a consequence, import women from other asian nations where women are more submissive. Basically it sounds like the women there are overqualified . She also said that a male teacher there is a first class catch... very hard to find and worth more than gold.
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I wouldn't mary too fast and I think for the first years just living together without marriage is also okay. Except some little tax advantages and financial security in case of death of your partner, marriage doesn't change much for me. You can be happy without marriage as well and I wouldn't marry too early in my life.

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