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Top Ten Reasons Not to Get Married

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Authored by Nickie Fleming in Marriage
Published on 03-10-2009

Imo, the reason why people don’t marry is that they greatly enjoy being on their own. They have a life that is fulfilled and they are happy leading it alone.

Of course, I can quote some other reasons too.

For Women:

  • Just consider what you could do with the money you spare on a wedding dress. You could easily use it for some good cause, like giving money to UNICEF to feed starving children, or help out people in need.
  • The diamond ring on your finger is the product of bloodshed in the diamond mines of Africa.
  • The weeks, months, even years that you spent planning the entire wedding may be over in less than 8 hours!
  • Instead of a down payment on a house or flat, you’ll have a down payment on a wedding dress.
  • Creating a gift registry makes you a greedy, needy and spoiled brat in the eyes of friends and relatives.
  • No matter how beautifully your hair was done, it will look like you came out of a cove by the time for the reception.

For Men:

  • You have the couch all for yourself.
  • You can get home from work whenever you like.
  • Without a wife you can still have a decent social life.
  • You can throw your dirty socks on the floor, where they belong.
  • You need no excuse to leave the bed unmade.
  • You don’t have to worry how the bathroom will smell after you used it.

For Both:

  • There’s half as much housework, cooking and cleaning to do.
  • You can watch a soap opera or sports show without hassle.
  • You don’t catch every bug, cold or flu that the husband or wife brings into the house.
  • Nobody will see how you look in the morning.
  • There are fewer birthdays and no anniversaries to remember.
  • You can lie in bed as long as you like.
  • You don’t have to live halfway between your workplace and that of your husband or wife.
  • Love at first sight seems like a romantic reason for marriage, but it’s not a good predictor of marital success. Such feelings alone provide a weak foundation for a long-lasting relationship.

And to end, some nice quotes from various sources:

  • Don’t marry for money; you can borrow it cheaper – Scottish proverb
  • Bachelors should be heavily taxed. It is not fair that some men should be happier than others – Oscar Wilde
  • Bachelors know more about women than married men; if they didn’t, they’d be married too – H.L. Menken
  • Marriage is a three-ring circus: engagement ring – wedding ring – suffering – Anonymous
  • Before marriage, a man yearns for the woman he loves. After some years, the ‘y’ in yearns disappears – Anonymous
  • It’s not true that married men live longer than single men. It only seems longer – Anonymous
  • When a man is single, he’s incomplete. When he marries, he’s finished – Anonymous

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