15 Very Good Reasons to NEVER Get Married

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Most of us have hit the age where most everyone we know is married, engaged, or dying to get married. Where does that leave us? Those who are happily single? Those of us who dread weddings, could care LESS about wedding dresses or engagement rings? What about us?

Here are a list of compelling reasons you shouldn't get married.

1) Despite what everyone else says, you LOVE the single life.

2) You know you'll have to share both the ice cream and the television remote.

3) You'll have to boot Pablo the Pool Boy.

4) You like to sleep across the whole bed.

5) You can't stand sharing your space, especially when you know that with marriage comes dude stuff - like that awful Bud Light sign.

6) You know that colonies of dirty socks will follow you everywhere you go the moment you let a guy move in.

7) You'd rather be able to break it off and move on without having to involve the courts.

8) Your toilet seat will NEVER be the same.

9) You don't want to have to answer to anyone - you can come and go as you please.

10) Marriage = one person for the rest of your life. One person for the rest of your life = BORING.

11) Marriage is expensive. So is divorce. You'd rather take the cash and travel around Europe for three years.

12) Your main priority is climbing that corporate ladder and making yourself a success in your career.

13) Getting a break on your taxes and car insurance, despite what they say, isn't a reason to settle down.

14) Marriage is an antiquated tradition, much like not allowing women to vote. Why bother with an institution that fails half the time?

15) You know that marriage = compromise. You don't feel that you need to compromise everything to be with someone else.

What are some other reasons you can think of not to get married?


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Histo... HistoryMamaX3

So, the overall main reason to not get married is selfishness? There is so much good... seems sad to me that you'd miss out on such a wonderful experience because you are too selfish to put someone else above or even equal to yourself.

Mandago Mandago

To the contrary, I believe it's incredibly selfish to get married if you're not ready to make someone else your top priority. I don't have anything bad to say about someone who chooses not to rush into a life-long commitment.

Miche... Michelephant

Marriage isn't always a wonderful experience for everyone. I have no problem with someone says they don't want to get married for selfish reasons. After all it's your life and you are the one who should decide if you feel comfortable sharing every decision you make or worrying about how you affect your spouse.  As long as you aren't stringing anyone along and being upfront about your intentions (or lack there of) then live your life how you want to.

mande... manderspanders

The phrase is "couldn't care less" NOT "could care less". Think about it - if you COULD care less about a subject then you do care about it (at least a little). I wish the Stir writers would get this right.

Aunt Becky, I thought you were married? So are you lamenting not being single?

nonmember avatar EmmaFromÉire

lads, she's joking, being sarcastic. her blogs are usually tongue in cheek, stop taking it so seriously!!

nonmember avatar HS

@mander...I believe she caught her hubby cheating or he left her. Buyer's remorse I guess. Not sure if she's still married or not.

Eques... EquestrianMom

lol! As a divorced but now living with my fiance woman, this made me LOL! SO true! but you truly can't replace the enjoyment of sharing life with someone you love :)


erica... ericasavannah

i don't see anything wrong with getting married i have been with my boyfriend for two allmost three years with two kids and we live together with his parents iam fine with all of what she said. am getting married in augest so i don't see anything wrong i did not jsut want to find a man that i fell in love i want to find a man that i can call my best freind and i found that

nonmember avatar CrystalMP

Haha all they reasons I never wanted to settle down and here I am 22 with 2 kids a husband. Crazy how your life can switch tracks in a matter of minutes......

the4m... the4mutts

I've been there, done that, and it's not for me.

I'm perfectly happy in my commited non-marital relationship of 3.5 years.

And while this blog IS funny, I find it slightly offensive that someone makes light of things like why someone may not want to get married.

Nobody chooses to skip marriage for these stupid ass reasons, and the joke belittles women who have real reasons for not marrying.

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