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Is it okay to never want to get married and will society accept it?

  1. Chriswillman90 profile image97
    Chriswillman90posted 3 years ago

    Is it okay to never want to get married and will society accept it?

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    AC-DCposted 3 years ago

    Of course. If you feel like marriage is not for you then that is your choice and your alone. It is better than getting into a relationship that ends up in a divorce.

  3. ChristinS profile image95
    ChristinSposted 3 years ago

    Society is shifting and a great many more people are choosing not to marry, or to delay marriage.  What society dictates or expects however should have no influence over what you choose to do in your relationships.  Far better to not marry if you are not inclined to do so.

    1. Chriswillman90 profile image97
      Chriswillman90posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Great point the world does continue to change. What was the norm even 20 years ago is not the same today.The only fickle part about it is how your family might feel especially if they're religious and still believe marriage is a must.

  4. Kiss andTales profile image80
    Kiss andTalesposted 3 years ago

    Reference Bible Ps 110:3 Your people will offer themselves willingly on the day of your military force. In the splendors of holiness, from the womb of the dawn, You have your company of young men just like dewdrops. 

    Reference Bible 1Co 7:38 Consequently he also that gives his virginity in marriage does well, but he that does not give it in marriage will do better. 

    Indeed, I want you to be free from anxiety. The unmarried man is anxious for the things of the Lord, how he may gain the Lord’s approval.

    Reference Bible 1Co 7:36 But if anyone thinks he is behaving improperly toward his virginity, if that is past the bloom of youth, and this is the way it should take place, let him do what he wants; he does not sin. Let them marry. 

    1 Co 7:7 But I wish all men were as I am. Nevertheless, each one has his own gift from God, one in this way, another in that way.

    Singleness is a gift we can give God ,because like Jesus he used it in a way to bring glory and honor to the Heavenly Father, by doing spiritual work without the attachment and responsibility of marriage.

    1. Kiss andTales profile image80
      Kiss andTalesposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I was giving a scriptural point of view that it is a wonderful thing if that is your choice. I have three young Adults that are not , three sons two daughters, one Daughter that did tie the knot. She has regrets
      My single Adults have none.

    2. Chriswillman90 profile image97
      Chriswillman90posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I know I read all of it and I got a lot out of it. I have family members who have gotten married and were happy and others who struggled and ultimately divorced so there's mixed signals. It's nice to being able to choose whether you want to or not.

    3. Kiss andTales profile image80
      Kiss andTalesposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      New World Translation Ec 5:5 Better for you not to vow than to vow and not pay. New World Translation Ec 5:6 Do not allow your mouth to cause you to sin, and do not say before the angel that it was a mistake. Marriage is a vow as well to the true God

  5. liesl5858 profile image86
    liesl5858posted 3 years ago

    I think society has nothing to do with your choice not to get married if that is what you want. It is a personal choice getting married or not getting married. Society can't dictate people what to do with their lives.

  6. Romanian profile image71
    Romanianposted 3 years ago

    Your life will be much easy and beautiful if you get married with the right person. Also if you had fun alone, it is also likely to have a good marriage, but if your life it's sad alone, a marriage might not improve it.

    People are many times judging others which are alone. You are not seen as a serious person if you are alone after age of 30.

  7. connorj profile image75
    connorjposted 3 years ago


    You must get married. You have an obligation to marry; although, if you are not in-love, no worries get married anyways, even better and divorce at will; then you must re-marry and keep the cycle spinning and certain lawyers busy, busy, busy.

    Divorce Lawyer
    And no we are Society and no it is not acceptable...

    1. lawdoctorlee profile image85
      lawdoctorleeposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      hilarious comment!

    2. connorj profile image75
      connorjposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Sorry, Doc...

    3. Chriswillman90 profile image97
      Chriswillman90posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Excellent comment.

  8. dashingscorpio profile image87
    dashingscorpioposted 3 years ago

    Life is a personal journey!
    As challenging as marriage can be for two people who actually (want) to get married it definitely should not be entered into by anyone who has no desire to be married. You should live life on your terms.

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    Ian Mooneposted 3 years ago

    Don't worry about what society says is acceptable or not buddy, follow your heart be fair & firm & see where that leads you....If you don't plan on getting married don't get married simple as that, & if people/society have a problem with it then it's their problem not yours....However one day you will want to get married, & will be down on your knees begging some sexy lady to marry you....But in the meantime do only what you love doing or work towards it, & then one day "BHAM" there she is that's how life works it rewards the brave....The brave say "no society", " I decide what I do with my life you all go back to watching your teles", because that's mainly what society does buddy it watches the tele & believes all the crap on it....There's was no way hose A that I was ever getting married believe me, but now I'm begging a sexy lady (my soul mate), life's great!haha

  10. fpherj48 profile image77
    fpherj48posted 3 years ago

    It's not only OK to choose not to marry, it's probably the smartest thing you've ever decided.
    It's OK to marry, to co-habitate, not marry, separate,
    divorce, remarry, remain single FOREVER.....it's all OK.
    Society in general, accepts and/or rejects what it will in particular areas, at various times, in certain situations for numerous reasons.....ad infinitum...........
    Question:  WHO gives a damn what Society thinks or doesn't think?  We're talking about personal choices and decisions that are the business of no one but us!

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    Miran Shuletaposted 3 years ago

    Who cares what society thinks, if you never want to get married it is completely your choice. No one lives your life for you friend.

  12. Kalafina profile image75
    Kalafinaposted 2 years ago

    My great aunt never and she had one of the most hilarious, adventurous, and enjoyable sounding time throughout her entire life. We all loved her. I believe society then probably found it very strange but today...well....anything really goes. If that is what you want in life then I say ignore society and do it. Just don't shut out life's opportunities because of today's viewpoint. Who knows what the future holds? Maybe one day someone will change your mind.