The 7 REAL Reasons Why You're Still Not Married

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wedding ringsTracy McMillan, a writer for Mad Men and the author of Why You're Not Married ... Yet, has come out with another one of her lists of reasons why a single woman may not find herself married. McMillan, who has been married not once, but three times, is apparently uber-qualified to tell women why they are unmarried. Let's face it, McMillan might not be good at staying married, but she's excellent at getting married. So there!

Her last list created quite a ruckus, what with McMillan saying things like, if you weren't married, it was because you were either a bitch, a slut, a liar, or not good enough. Her new list, called "Why You're Still Not Married," is just as desperate for clicks. Check it, ladies. If you're still not married yet, it's because you are either a mess, crazy, a dude, or godless. Ho hum.

I've come up with some other reasons that a gal may still find herself unmarried. Here ya go:

You're happy. That's right, you're happy with your life. So happy that you see no need to make a major change to it.

You like sex. We all know that stops once you get married.

You don't want to be miserable. You know, like your married friends.

You haven't found the right guy. And you're not going to marry just anyone, so you can then get divorced, and do that two more times, like Tracy McMillan did.

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You like your money. And you don't want to give half of it away if things don't work out.

You like sex. I thought this bears repeating.

You don't want to read Fifty Shades of Grey. Apparently if you're married, you have to read it. It's like a law or something.

The guy you love doesn't want to get married. Last I knew, you can't force someone to tie the knot. At least, not anymore.

If this all sounds anti-marriage, it's not. No more so than McMillan's piece is anti-single. She makes some valid points -- the archetypal women she describes in her essay sound like just about every woman at one point or another in her life. Or maybe just on a bad day. And my reasons are what every unmarried woman thinks once and awhile when she contemplates marriage.

Isn't it great that we live in a country where we are free to choose whether we want to get married and free to respect the choices of others?

If you are single, what are some reasons you are?

 

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the4m... the4mutts

I am not married, but I'm not single either. I am in a commited relationship that has thrived without the use of titles like bf/fiance/spouse.

I have been married. I choose not to go down that road again.

I may change my mind later.

For now though, we're happy, kids are happy, I choose not to fix it if it ain't broke.

Meg Moore

shes wrong..im a bitch and i am married.i an angry pissy ill tempered bitch.im also married.


what i want to knows how she been married three times and she think she can give advice on getting married.she may have found men who were willing to marry but were they willing to marry for the right reasons?perhaps shes attracting the wrong kind of men thus making her how to get a man to marry you tips null and void.

LizB86 LizB86

Lol, Meg -- I love it!  I'm pretty much everything on McMillan's original list except for shallow and "not good enough", and I've been married for six years.  Suck it, you lame wannabe relationship guru!

nonmember avatar Meh

Well,thats why the pill was invented so liberal,over-sexed,promiscuous women like yourself could run from town to town all over the countryside humping anything with a pulse.Hooray for you ladies you've come along way baby !

Meg Moore

i have to say 4 is accurate. when a man says im not wanting a relationship he usualy means it..so its time to bark up another tree.

nonmember avatar Lord K

Hahaha. Sex didn't stop for us when we got married. Sorry for those poor losers who got married to women who stopped liking sex after the I do's.

Disney17 Disney17

Reason I'm not is because I'm twenty and have only been dating my boyfriend for eight months. I'm gonna be stable and educated before I marry. I think 25 is a great age.

Mindi Brizendine

I think it's hilarious that she has been married three times but is giving advice. She sounds like my mom whom also has been married three times. 

count... countrygirl670

"...the pill was invented so liberal,over-sexed,promiscuous women like yourself could run from town to town all over the countryside humping anything with a pulse."


Jealous?

NewMo... NewMomma.S

Disney17 25 is not a great age to get married. 28 is much better. You change a lot between 25 and 28. Enjoy your 20's... lotsa time to get married and have babies.

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