Are Young people today still interested in marriage?

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  1. schoolgirlforreal profile image76
    schoolgirlforrealposted 13 years ago

    Today things have changed and not too many people are traditional that I know of?

    This thread is to see how many 'people still believe in old fashioned love and marriage.

    1. Lisa HW profile image62
      Lisa HWposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      My daughter does.  She just got engaged not long ago.   smile   My two sons do too, I'm pretty sure.

    2. sarovai profile image73
      sarovaiposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Still you not considering the proportion of majority to minority beliefs. I hope nearly 80-90 % still considered old fashioned love and marriage only. who is supporting me? smile

      1. saleheensblog profile image60
        saleheensblogposted 13 years agoin reply to this


        In my country 98-99.99%

    3. jimmy yang profile image61
      jimmy yangposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      for some young guys, the answer is yes ! but for others,the answer maybe is no !
      I think no one can give your solid answer ! 
      that is because the idea of young guys are changing all the time !

  2. saleheensblog profile image60
    saleheensblogposted 13 years ago

    I believe in old fashioned love and marriage. And I think "old fashioned" is not the right phrase to use. In my surprise I see all the good things are becoming old fashioned?

  3. Rajab Nsubuga profile image59
    Rajab Nsubugaposted 13 years ago

    Yes, I truly believe in traditional love. Where the eyes see, the heart feels and the lips pronounce. Other than where, the eyes see and the lips talk without the heart.

  4. sofs profile image78
    sofsposted 13 years ago

    I have quiet a few coming for the marriage preparation course we have here... many do believe.. Don't you Schoolgirlfor real?

    I do and did and continue to  smile

    1. schoolgirlforreal profile image76
      schoolgirlforrealposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, I do. I think what I was referring to, in my mind, but didn't explain too well, is young men and women who want to wait for sex until marriage.....or any age men and women, wheter or not they are virgins. I know people do, I have friends who do, but in the forums...I see alot of people who talk about sex alot as ......casual sorta.  So...I was just wondering who takes marriage seriously today? I know most movie stars don't , I know people do...but who !! smile

      1. kerryg profile image83
        kerrygposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        Having pre-marital sex is not necessarily an indication of lack of seriousness about marriage. My parents are pretty old fashioned about sex, but even they took the wheels for a spin before they bought the car, if you know what I mean. They've been married for 32 years now.

        1. schoolgirlforreal profile image76
          schoolgirlforrealposted 13 years agoin reply to this

          Yeah, I understand this mentality also.

  5. profile image0
    Dalyinxposted 13 years ago

    Definitely, although you have to consider how easy it is to get screwed over in marriage nowadays with alimony and whatnot.  Ya need to be really careful.

    1. Lisa HW profile image62
      Lisa HWposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      OR, how about when a woman decides she isn't going to living with a certain situation any longer, packs up the kids and leaves, and gets hauled off to a mental hospital because someone thought she "wasn't acting like herself" and might even be "crazy" to leave a "perfectly good marriage"?   THEN she loses custody of her kids because proving a negative is never an easy thing to do.   Yes - people DO need to be very careful.   hmm  Getting "screwed over" is bad enough.  Getting railroaded is something else again.   hmm

  6. pisean282311 profile image61
    pisean282311posted 13 years ago

    personally i dont believe in marriage...but i neither do believe in getting benefits of wife without marrying...

  7. Uninvited Writer profile image79
    Uninvited Writerposted 13 years ago

    Lots of people want to get married but they are not allowed to.

  8. RedSturtz profile image67
    RedSturtzposted 13 years ago

    I only got married coz no one does it anymore.

    I'm rebelling against the majority.

  9. pink flavour profile image60
    pink flavourposted 13 years ago

    I'm really afraid of getting married. I can see around me a lot of couples that are not happy in their relationship but still go on and do nothing about it. They stand there in a confort zone and prefer it to a real love(I know it sounds a little like a cliche) or something more challenging. And it's really hard to figure out if the person next to you is the right one for the rest of your life...

    1. schoolgirlforreal profile image76
      schoolgirlforrealposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Yeah I relate to that.
      If only I could fall in love hard again...maybe soon I hope!

  10. Amber4 profile image60
    Amber4posted 13 years ago

    I think people are interested but I think they're putting more thought into who they want to marry and what their standards are. It used to be more common for parents of ours to be married - now it's hard to know someone whose parents are still married. I think also that people make divorce look like fun these days. As soon as someone gets a divorce they're out sifting through the goods.

    I can tell you that I am 24. My husband is 31 and we have been married for 3 years. I was not interested in getting married until my late twenties but when I met my husband 5 years ago ( I was a ripe green 19 yr old ) I just knew that we would get married some day.

    We try to keep our boundaries with each other pretty traditional for the most part, but emotionally he is more feminine and I am more masculine.

    It exists! I just think young people do not have many examples left these days.

    1. schoolgirlforreal profile image76
      schoolgirlforrealposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Happy for you, you set a good example of hope, my niece age 23 got married at 22 and I believe they have the same.

      I've heard , If you fix yourself first then your expectations however high as long as you fulfill them are reasonable

  11. prettydarkhorse profile image62
    prettydarkhorseposted 13 years ago

    Here in the US, in 2008, median age at first marriage was 28 years old for men and 26 years old for women. US Census Data is the source, take a look at this site for the trending across the years -

  12. home witch profile image68
    home witchposted 13 years ago

    In Britain, and this is the latest statistics for 2010, less than 2 in 100 women, over the age of 16, got married in a single year. In 2008 the marriage rate for women fell from 2 per cent to 1.96 per cent, less than half the rate 25 years ago.

    The average age of women marrying for the first time has nearly hit the symbolic 30-year-old barrier, at 29.9, up from 29.8 during 2007. For men, the average age of getting married for the first time was 32.1 years, up from 32 the previous year.

    While in the Netherlands, three-quarters of people who say they have no intention of getting married think that being married does not add anything to their current situation. Statistics Netherlands predicts that four in every ten people in their thirties will never marry, but the majority of them will live together at any time in their lives.


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