At 2/27/13 07:32 AM, Auz wrote:
Nope. Neither me or my girlfriend cares much about marriage to be honest.
It seems like one of those things that couples are "supposed" to do after they've been together for a long time, but in essence it doesn't really mean anything and you can get the benefits from marriage in other ways as well. We might like giving the party, but we don't need to get married to throw a party so heh.
It's not that I'm against marriage though. If marrying makes people happy then by all means they should get married. I just don't see the appeal.
This is kind of true, I never saw much point in marriage either. But there is some comfort in being a 'traditional' family, following in the footsteps of generations that have come before. Sure, our relationship is no different now than it was before, but we're both happy being married and committed to each other officially and with the support of our families.
I like marriage now. I like what it stands for and the tradition behind it. In modern society it has lost a lot of its meaning, but if we have children I want to be married and a 'proper' family for them.