Lower birth rates and declines in marriage are falling across the west. Why it’s so hard to understand for people I do not know. Marriage is less worthwhile to men than it was in the past. Simultaneously, being single has never been better for a man. Here is my attempt to reason it out.
1) Marriage is dumb for men on a macro level. You have a contract that can be broken by either party, at any time, for any reason. BUT, typically the man is on the hook to pay his ex a lot of money and for many years. I mean she is not providing you any service (no more sex, house cleaning, cooking) but she still cost money. And as a bonus, you will probably be alienated from you children if you get divorced.
2) Singleness isn’t so bad. Modern life has it made it so men can cook their meals relatively easy. Washing clothes, dishes are all automated too. And you don’t need marriage for female affection. Just saying.
So why buy the cow.....when the cow is likely to cost you dearly, when you can get free milk?
It may not be moral, but we live in a post Christian western world.