Why do people get married?

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Cyber Tooth Tiger Profile

It's true why do people get married? Well they hope that marriage lets them have a special bond together for life but now days that doesn't always happen, now some people live together then if it doesn't work out one or both move on with their lives.

Andrea Leon Profile
Andrea Leon answered

Societal pressure. For some reason, people respect you more and you get more rights as a married couple than as a regular couple.

jojo green Profile
jojo green answered

It used to be something really special for a man and woman to get married but now we have women marrying women and men marrying men, what next for God's sake? Marriage is now just a farce.

Phil Newton Profile
Phil Newton answered

There are a few reasons why people get married, although they may vary within different cultures.  Speaking as someone living in England, most people get married here to show their commitment to their partner. 

It's a way to show everyone that they love each other and want to spend the rest of their lives together.  Having said that, here are some other reasons why people might decide to get married:

  1. Social stigma - many people get married because they believe they're supposed to.  If you're old enough and have been in a serious relationship, you may have experienced people asking you "So, when is the wedding?".  Although this is usually said in jest, it stems from a social conditioning that leads people to believe that you SHOULD get married.
  2. Money - some people marry simply to inherit the wealth of their partner.  This is a really low thing to do in my opinion, but some people are inherently greedy.
  3. Visa - people have been known to marry someone of a certain nationality so they're able to live in that particular country.

Personally, I believe that people should only get married if they love each other and really want to.  It's also absolutely fine to remain in a committed and happy relationship without getting married.  It all comes down to personal preference.

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