Fewer people are getting married because there’s a shortage of economically-stable single men, says study

AntG

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Women also have daft expectations of what a perfect marriage should be usually based on something they've seen in a magazine or a film and that puts ridiculous pressures on the men. Quite a lot of my friends are married now and I honestly don't think they enjoy life as much as they used to, I think they'd rather be one of the boys again.
 
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Ain't always that bad if in agreement about how split assets. If don't agree isn't it 50-50 split? In my circumstances I'm happy with that figure.
 
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Women also have daft expectations of what a perfect marriage should be usually based on something they've seen in a magazine or a film and that puts ridiculous pressures on the men. Quite a lot of my friends are married now and I honestly don't think they enjoy life as much as they used to, I think they'd rather be one of the boys again.
And it usually starts long before the wedding. If you ask 100 men what the perfect wedding would be, I'd be willing to bet dollars to donuts most would say a simple ceremony with family and close friends in attendance.

You ask that same question to 100 women and------well, we already know that answer. They want a big church wedding with a half dozen of their closest friends as bridesmaids, the $1000+ dress, lots of flowers because a wedding is not complete without lots of flowers, limos to get from the church to the reception where poor old dad has forked over enough money to buy a nice full size, brand new car for that one night of catering and a band.

Then there's the honeymoon and the expectation of not living in their 900 sq. ft. apartment much longer when they get back and start looking at houses because you know, they want to start a family and need the room------and once the kids get here money may be tight so we better buy that big soccer mom SUV now so the kids will be safe when I take them to day care while I head to pillates classes.
 

ant-man

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And it usually starts long before the wedding. If you ask 100 men what the perfect wedding would be, I'd be willing to bet dollars to donuts most would say a simple ceremony with family and close friends in attendance.
I knew a bird, 25, typical modern woman, obsessed with reality tv and her phone, pretty enough but not of sound mind.

Finds some mugu, lovely fellow but a bit dim, has a kid with him and decides to get married for shits 'n' giggles.

Cue the long engagement, ridiculous wedding exhibitions, planning every last detail right down to what time you can fart on the big day..

Anyway, the big fuck off church, swanky country manor hotel, all the 'packages', you get my drift...41 grand it comes to when all's said and done. Step in mum and dad (the biggest pair of mugs you can imagine, but who fortunately also like showing off their wealth). Dad writes the cheque for his lovely coke head daughter who can do no wrong.

Lasted six months.
 
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I knew a bird, 25, typical modern woman, obsessed with reality tv and her phone, pretty enough but not of sound mind.

Finds some mugu, lovely fellow but a bit dim, has a kid with him and decides to get married for shits 'n' giggles.

Cue the long engagement, ridiculous wedding exhibitions, planning every last detail right down to what time you can fart on the big day..

Anyway, the big fuck off church, swanky country manor hotel, all the 'packages', you get my drift...41 grand it comes to when all's said and done. Step in mum and dad (the biggest pair of mugs you can imagine, but who fortunately also like showing off their wealth). Dad writes the cheque for his lovely coke head daughter who can do no wrong.

Lasted six months.

I've got a friend a couple years older than me and he married off both his daughters to the tune of about $40K each. Both are now divorced after lasting long enough to both have 2 kids each. Both guys turned out to be dead beats with one being a serious alcoholic and at 42 is near death due to his drinking and liver problems.

Guess who's helping with the kids????? Dear old dad.
 

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I told a husband and wife who had a corporation to have an operating agreement set up so in case of disagreement, they can settle it amicably since they thought it through first. At first they were like "what for??" I explained that it was like a prenuptial agreement.

I helped them draw it up.:lol:
 
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In a nutshell, many women get married for the sake of being married rather than for the person they're marrying.

How many times have you heard young women fantasize about being married or even just the wedding itself? The man they're marrying is basically just an accessory in those fantasies.
 
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I know couples that get married because they belong together. But for every one of those I see 5 married couples that have no business together.
 
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its simple.

men have realised marriage isnt worth it.

in the 2/3 chance that it ends in divorce, the woman gets everything.

now women are whinging that men won't commit to marriage. haha.

sorry ladies, but you brought it all on yourselves.
My man here, he gets it. he understands it.
 
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not like a contract.

it IS a contract.

a legally enforceable one where the man gets nothing.

if it were a merger between two companies, then what company would agree to the other company getting everything in the event of a foreclosure?
Marriage used to be under God.

Then it transitioned to under Law.
 

hazza

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Women also have daft expectations of what a perfect marriage should be usually based on something they've seen in a magazine or a film and that puts ridiculous pressures on the men. Quite a lot of my friends are married now and I honestly don't think they enjoy life as much as they used to, I think they'd rather be one of the boys again.
thumb up :good

the amount of married blokes i know that have said to me over a beer, jeez i wish i had your life haz.

you can do whatever you want, go wherever you want to go.

and whenever you go round to their houses, its the wives that run the show.

the old rules of the man running the house are long gone.
 
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hazza

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In a nutshell, many women get married for the sake of being married rather than for the person they're marrying.

How many times have you heard young women fantasize about being married or even just the wedding itself? The man they're marrying is basically just an accessory in those fantasies.
to add to that, women say what can i get out of this marriage.

not what can i give to this marriage.

the whole system is fucked, i think men need to man up and say no to marriage until women get the fucking message its not all about them.
 
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The fact that how much a man makes, in particular making more than the woman is the main criteria for determining eligibility should tell young men everything they need to know about marriage.
 
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Women also have daft expectations of what a perfect marriage should be usually based on something they've seen in a magazine or a film and that puts ridiculous pressures on the men. Quite a lot of my friends are married now and I honestly don't think they enjoy life as much as they used to, I think they'd rather be one of the boys again.
Most women have impossible expectations that contradict themselves. Like they want a man that makes a ton of money but they get upset if he has to travel a lot for work or works too many hours. He needs to be sensitive but also manly and alpha. Good looking but ok with it when she lets herself go and puts in 60 pounds, etc. Etc. Etc. For every expectation they have they have another that contradicts it
 
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