Skip to comments.Many young women live with men first, marry later
Posted on 04/03/2013 10:34:18 PM PDT by Olog-hai
Nearly half of young women say the first time they lived with a guy, they werent married.
The results are a marked changed from 1995 when only 34 percent said they moved in together. Now it is 48 percent. Back then, 39 percent said they married first, compared to 23 now.
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The ultimate “Cart Before the Horse”. Living together will be a joy if the other “outdated” and “religious” requirements are met.
We are where we’re at for a reason. Don’t discount religion. Embrace it. Get to know Jesus.
What's that song go? "Don't hand me no lines and keep yer hands to yerself."
If thatz their strategy then I got a deal fir them...
If you like it shoulda out a ring on it...
Or shoulda put put a ring on it....
A young woman today has been well used, and a relationship with her is more like finding the right timing in the rotation.
Many young men take the risk that they will never know their own children.
They HOPE to marry later.
Ain't no sure thing, and marriage rates have been on a slide for quite some time.
You will have a good share of unmarried old maids and babymamas. Heck, we already do.
Mistake for women but they don’t seem to care
As I told my wife before we where married “Why would I ever live with a woman I wasn’t forced to do so by law?”
I say that is a good question for anybody.
It’s time to teach these young girls how it works. They need to value themselves and play hard to get. Men treasure a woman if they’ve had to work hard to win her heart. I know what I’m talking about. Thirty-five years ago I had a date for New Year’s with an old friend. The man who later became my husband asked me out and I told him I already had plans. As I walked in the door after midnight he was calling. Our first date, December 4, 1977, Proposal, January 7, 1978, Wedding, May 6, 1978. Until he passed away last year from a sudden illness we had a wonderful marriage which lasted just shy of thirty-four years. I’m still married to him and will be until we meet again!
We were married in 1962.
We did not live together before we married.
I’m not trying to justify it, but having to pay higher taxes for a joint income that puts you into a higher bracket after marriage is certainly not an incentive to get married.
living together has been a joy and learning to compromise -- I have bad habits and so does she, but we accept that about the other
i don't see how living together could have changed things for us.
Men don’t marry because “why should they?” — they get the sex with no obligations
Living together or “trial marriages” are the road to divorce. Divorce hurts women and children. Chalk up another win for liberalism.
wonderful story. I’m sorry for your loss, but you had 35 wonderful years together and i’m sure he’s waiting for you in heaven
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