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(MSNBC)   Top ten reasons that men won't commit. Surprisingly, "Girlfriend is compulsive marriage-obsessed nutcase" not among them   ( lifestyle.msn.com) divider line
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2006-10-19 05:19:33 PM  
Gees, Ric Romero is really getting around these days.
 
2006-10-19 05:24:09 PM  
Nice headline. That was pretty much the main reason I didn't make the leap with my ex. At 23, there was really no rush at all. In fact, her incessant nagging pretty much led me to a general hatred of the whole institution, possibly for the rest of my life.
 
2006-10-19 05:31:38 PM  
Obviuous tag trumps interesting
 
2006-10-19 05:33:42 PM  
from TFA: If a woman has kids, she really has no use for a man. She's got the house, the BMW, the kids, and his support and alimony.

I swear to heaven if I ever meet this man he will find himself with my foot on his throat.

I'm not bitter, just realistic.

I've got your reality, asshat: Wanna know how many times his check has bounced in the last six months?
 
2006-10-19 05:38:12 PM  
Number 1 reason, ladies: more girls than just you have a vagina.
 
2006-10-19 05:54:07 PM  
Milk for free.
 
2006-10-19 06:01:45 PM  
In retrospect, if I'd known how bat shiat crazy most women are, I would have been a homosexual.
 
2006-10-19 06:04:17 PM  
Eat More Possum
In retrospect, if I'd known how bat shiat crazy most women are, I would have been a homosexual.

"Its not teh choice!!1"

Actually, I've jokingly said that more times that I can count.
 
2006-10-19 06:07:03 PM  
Reason 1: Men can get sex without marriage more easily than in times past

Also, crossfile this under "why prostitution is illegal in 49 states".
 
2006-10-19 06:12:24 PM  
I have lived with my boyfriend for eight years. We share everything, but he will not take that last step and get married. If something was to happen to him today, I would be out in the cold. I have helped him establish a home, fixed it up, and take care of it, but my name is nowhere on anything.

Ohh no, I'll be out in the cold.

Yeah, well if "something was to happen to him" he'd probably be dead.

/the point she makes has nothing to do with marriage, you can go joint on a mortgage and get your name on the paperwork without getting married. If you're helping to pay for a house you'd be stupid not to do that.

/If you're not helping to pay for the house, then you have no claim to it unless he wants you to. Once again, that's something that needs to be worked out personally. Marriage isn't the solution, dumbass.
 
2006-10-19 06:36:01 PM  
I want numerous partners that are always fresh and exciting, not one who will quickly grow old (figuratively and literally) after a couple of years.

As a wise friend (and fellow Farker) puts it: "Is she worth half your wealth and all of your freedom?"
 
2006-10-19 06:38:36 PM  
The fact of the matter is that marriage-obsessed women don't give a damn about who they are trying to marry, they just want to be married because they think it's some kind of status symbol or milestone toward achieving a "meaningful" life.
 
2006-10-19 06:43:56 PM  
HaywoodJablonski: As a wise friend (and fellow Farker) puts it: "Is she worth half your wealth and all of your freedom?"

Do you think you will ever find a woman who gives you a "yes" answer on this question? Or have you foreclosed this possibility?

I think some people do find mates that they would gladly answer "yes" to that question.
 
2006-10-19 07:03:15 PM  
My problem has always been that I love her too much to subject her to a lifetime of me.
 
2006-10-19 07:07:46 PM  
TFA:
Reason 3: Men want to avoid divorce and its financial risks.

The only reason you really need. The laws are stacked against you, why risk it when the only reward is tax breaks?

I mean, other than the tax breaks and ability to share health insurance... what is the difference between being married and merely living together in a completely monogamous relationship?
 
2006-10-19 07:11:18 PM  
If something was to happen to him today, I would be out in the cold. I have helped him establish a home, fixed it up, and take care of it, but my name is nowhere on anything.

Fixing up and having your entire financial life on the line to keep up payments on it are two different things.

Go ahead and pay for 1/2 of it and put your name on the mortgage. But if the worst happens, understand YOU'LL be bankrupt also.

Which, of course, is the same fear you have anyway.
 
2006-10-19 07:20:47 PM  
Strangely, it's The Boyfriend who's the one bringing up the idea of getting a marriage license.
 
2006-10-19 07:47:37 PM  
"... and I...can't...commit. You're right! I can't commit...
TO YOU!"

/Fear of Pop
 
2006-10-19 08:50:14 PM  
noYOUare: I've got your reality, asshat: Wanna know how many times his check has bounced in the last six months?

Here's another reality for you: she's living a lot more comfortably than I am, despite the fact that she makes less money and has higher expenses. How do you suppose that works?

Let's not paint with the same broad brush we're trying to criticize, hmmm?
 
2006-10-19 09:07:48 PM  
2006-10-19 07:20:47 PM soze

Strangely?

You're dreamy!
 
2006-10-19 09:20:38 PM  
brap

I am told that it is atypical for the guy to be pursuing the rings and wedding bells and all that shiat.

I'm guessing that he just wants to make it illegal for other men to boink me.

It's kinda cute, really. :)
 
2006-10-19 09:33:37 PM  
Ahhhh yes.... The main problem is that only 10% of women are worth marrying, but 100% of women have vaginas.

/don't tell me about the statistically insignificant number of women that do not have vaginas
 
2006-10-19 09:34:22 PM  

Number one reason why men do commit to marriage:


1) It makes the sex with your mistress that much more exciting.

 
2006-10-19 09:34:27 PM  
smitty reasons that = redundant.

Like "reasons why."
 
2006-10-19 09:35:28 PM  
I'm guessing that he just wants to make it illegal for other men to boink me.

As far as I can tell, being married doesn't actually do that.
 
2006-10-19 09:36:11 PM  
Marriage for Men = New tax status.

Marriage for Women = "Oh my God, he got down on one knee in front of the whole audience, then he pulled out the ring and I nearly orgasmed from glee. I can't wait to go shopping for my wedding dress!"
 
2006-10-19 09:36:12 PM  
noYOUare: Wanna know how many times his check has bounced in the last six months?

The fact that you are complaining about bounced checks lends credibility to the article. You have the child, now you want the money.
 
2006-10-19 09:36:32 PM  
Heh.

I work with a girl like this. She's looking to get married in a year. With a guy she's known for three months, that she's always sweating and worrying about.

Now she's worrying her self to death over the marriage. About how to arrange for it. She's got everything picked out, and is going to biatch about it every day. Like..oh god..is this the right dress? What if I don't like it? How much is the cake going to be?!
 
2006-10-19 09:36:34 PM  
every guy I've been involved with has been more into marriage than I have. That's been pretty much true for friends and sisters.

Did I miss a memo? Damnit!
 
2006-10-19 09:37:59 PM  
150+ years of feminist movement and all todays woman has gotten out of it is: Its ok to be a slut.

Guess what...we will NEVER buy the cow, if its raining milk.
 
2006-10-19 09:39:12 PM  
Men are cattle that women herd.

There's a reason that society is mostly female and females own more assets than men.

You get married, you're male, you're going to pay. It's that simple.
 
2006-10-19 09:40:26 PM  
From the divorced men section (classic):
"I'm not bitter, just realistic."

"It is no surprise that young men are unwilling to commit to marry when their partners are willing to live with them and provide sexual and domestic services. The old and crude adage is still true: 'Why buy the cow when you can get the milk for free?'"

Well don't you have to get this kind of cow to have offspring before you can milk it?
 
2006-10-19 09:40:51 PM  
SharkInfested: every guy I've been involved with has been more into marriage than I have.

You must posess that elusive combination of pure hotness, high sex drive, and laid back personality and a self effacing sense of humor. Good on you.

Either that or you gravitate to losers.
 
2006-10-19 09:41:02 PM  
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2006-10-19 09:41:20 PM  
A soul mate, the men said, is a woman who accepts them just as they are and won't try to change them.

If you aren't willing to change...geez. Am I the only farking guy that wants to learn and grow, and if I have to, change? Isn't that what life is about? Making yourself a better person?

If you can help your wife/girlfriend become a better person, of if they can help you become a better person, then change ain't so bad of a thing in my eyes.

But then again...you're talking to a guy who went from being a 260 lb fatass of a computer geek to being 197 lbs and joining the military as a hydraulics mechanic in the space of 4 months. So change isn't anything I've ever feared.
 
2006-10-19 09:42:35 PM  
There's a reason that society is mostly female and females own more assets than men.

Where are you getting the facts you're basing this statement on?
 
2006-10-19 09:43:49 PM  
1. I'm basically selfish.
2. I don't like answering to anyone else.
3. "Playing the field" is way better than monogamy.
4. I don't want children.
5. I like having a bunch of extra money each month.
6. Nagging pisses me off.
7. It's a treat to do what I went, when I want, where I want with who I want.
8. I don't have, nor do I desire to provide the necessary free time required for a marriage.
9. No fights over the remote control.
10. I prefer the "other man" role.
 
2006-10-19 09:43:55 PM  
I was never obsessed with marriage. It was brought up from time to time by both me and my now ex. It was when it started to become more realistic that it would actually happen that he jumped ship.
I guess there's just a point in a relationship where you already feel like you're married, you'd just like some of the benefits that go with it. Just knowing that it'll come eventually is what i think a lot of women want, or maybe that's just me.
 
2006-10-19 09:44:12 PM  
Ah yes, another "article" that could easily double for "facts" spewed from a Friends episode.

I'm a graduate student - having seen how research and studies are conducted by true scientists, I'm deathly afraid of the results from soft scientists like the psychologists and sociologists who probably designed this ridiculous study.

Oh, and I lived with my girlfriend for 1.5 years, then moved to another place - and I'm seriously considering moving back in with her and/or popping the question. Is she worth "half my money and all of my freedom"? Yes.
 
2006-10-19 09:44:14 PM  
HomoHabilis

Is that a cangina?
 
2006-10-19 09:44:45 PM  
I have lived with my boyfriend for eight years. We share everything, but he will not take that last step and get married. If something was to happen to him today, I would be out in the cold. I have helped him establish a home, fixed it up, and take care of it, but my name is nowhere on anything.

That's actually untrue. Even if the woman isn't paying for everything, if she is performing domestic chores and the like, and that enables you to be successful she could be entitled to some of her boyfriend's assets under the legal theory of unjust enrichment (not the same as common law marriage).
 
2006-10-19 09:45:32 PM  
Schraz: I guess there's just a point in a relationship where you already feel like you're married,

Sure, it's when you feel like your wife can rake you over the coals in a divorce settlement. Living with someone doesn't quite feel that way.
 
2006-10-19 09:46:09 PM  
Well, I've got the kids. This must mean I'm screwed. Somehow, I'm not. I guess women are more forgiving of a man with kids than the other way around.
 
2006-10-19 09:46:20 PM  
Predalien worries me just a bit.

I like milk, I also like beef. And hey, sometimes you gotta eat, and i like a glass of milk with my dinner.

So if the milk is free, and i have to slaughter the cow, should I get married?
 
2006-10-19 09:46:32 PM  
You can't really appreciate the benefits of being single, whether you are a man or a woman, until after you get divorced. I imagine it's like how youth is wasted on the young.
 
2006-10-19 09:47:04 PM  
Reason 7: Men face few social pressures to marry.

The writer has never met the married women of my family to remind me each and every time they see me that I'm still single.
 
2006-10-19 09:48:10 PM  
Ah yes, another "article" that could easily double for "facts" spewed from a Friends episode.
I'm a graduate student - having seen how research and studies are conducted by true scientists, I'm deathly afraid of the results from soft scientists like the psychologists and sociologists who probably designed this ridiculous study.

Oh, and I lived with my girlfriend for 1.5 years, then moved to another place - and I'm seriously considering moving back in with her and/or popping the question. Is she worth "half my money and all of my freedom"? Yes.


Making a generalization from a specific example is one of the greatest scientific fallacies is it not?
 
2006-10-19 09:48:44 PM  
rppp01a: Well, I've got the kids. This must mean I'm screwed. Somehow, I'm not. I guess women are more forgiving of a man with kids than the other way around.

No way. I have a child from a previous relationship, and I had quite a few women stop talking to me once they found that out. They didn't want the competition, yet if they had kids, they all said "Must love children". Guess that means "Must love someone else's children, not their own". I even had one woman complain that I spent too much time with my daughter because I had her half of every week. She said "You should get her every other weekend just like all the other dads!" But she would only let her ex see their kids every other Sunday. Farking hypocrites.
 
2006-10-19 09:49:18 PM  
Hrist

Now she's worrying her self to death over the marriage. About how to arrange for it. She's got everything picked out, and is going to biatch about it every day. Like..oh god..is this the right dress? What if I don't like it? How much is the cake going to be?!

I just don't understand that. Why a wedding has to be a black tie gala and all that. I disapprove of the idea that your relationship isn't special until you make Mom and Dad throw down $20k for a special party.

Should I ever have a ceremony, I'd wear my grandmother's dress, have my mom's friend do the flowers, and my cousins do the catering (they run Mundial Cucina Mestiza in Pilsen, for you Chicagoans). We'd kick it at some VFW hall or something, and just have a big old party with a polka band. The most expensive part would be the open bar.

But then again I apparently have simple tastes.
 
2006-10-19 09:49:21 PM  
I can give you $250,000.00 reasons to never get married again.

/ best 1/4 mil I ever spent
 
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