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What are the best arguments you have in favor of marriage?

OrangeJuice 6 July 16

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For some people it's a commitment that allows them to trust their partner more as they've both at least claimed that they will stand by each other through thick and thin. For others I know they think it's outdated and obsolete and a horrible institution and IMO, most of those folks can trace back to a negative event or person that caused them to hold their current view.

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In the USA, I will say the one and only one is the tax rate.

You're better off as Head of Household if you've got qualifying dependents.

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Societal pressure if you have kids. Not an issue in some areas.

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Nah........can't think of any 😕

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In many countries, it's required of older folks to obtain legal residency. Besides that, pointless unless your religion proscribes.

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Helps keep the priests in business

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It shuts up most parents.
Helps protect legal rights of parents in case of children.
Tells your friends/ family to stop hitting on your significant other...

That's all I got. Marriage is a bad idea. Horrible, just horrible.

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Devoting your life to one person rather than remaining like a 'child' who never grows

DAMIET Level 4 July 17, 2018
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There are enormous legal and tax benefits to be gained from marriage, but for the relationship side I don't think it is needed--a loving and caring partnership comes from something deeper than a marriage certificate.

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In reading these comments, I think it would have been interesting to have also asked people to tell their status: never married, married, widowed, divorced (and was the divorce amicable). I can almost tell from the answers of some.

PDF Level 5 July 17, 2018

I am a Widower,lost wife of 27 years to lung cancer in Sept.2017, didn't marry until 43,so no kids. Why so late? 8 years in the Air Force,moving about every 6 months to a years time made it impossible to put down roots and raise a family with a Woman,seems I'd try to get a romance going and then new orders to move again,leaving a trail of broken hearts behind and bruising mine.

And then after separation,low paying jobs that kept me fed and housed but no extra to date with.Only when I got a better paying job was I able to do a wife hunt,so I ran an ad in a singles paper,my wife to be read it,called me up,we met,dated and married 6 months later.

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No crabs anymore!

You're wildly optimistic!

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Can't think of a single one.

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they don't always fail or you might end up not loathing each other or why not gotta future proof the divorce industry

weeman Level 7 July 16, 2018
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Do arguments need to be made for it?

@Belrieve Disagree.

@Belrieve What I'm saying is I disagree with you.

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