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(Daily Mail)   Males are looking for a big, fairy tale wedding while females want to save for a house. Wait, what?   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 76
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2012-11-17 02:23:42 AM
See what happens when you approve gay marriage?
 
2012-11-17 03:31:06 AM

OgreMagi: It makes sense. For the groom, the wedding will be the peak of his relationship with his bride. It will be down hill from there. As for the house, he won't get to keep it after the divorce so why bother buying it? The woman is going into the marriage as an investment, so a house makes perfect sense.

/bitter? me?


Nope, not at all. In fact, I think you're even less bitter than the last time divorce was mentioned in a marriage thread.
 
2012-11-17 03:46:27 AM
This article =

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2012-11-17 04:02:35 AM

The My Little Pony Killer: Ugh, weddings. Mine is going to be in front of a Justice of the Peace with family. Everybody else can party at the reception. Nobody cares about the actual ceremony.


It was something like $50 for my SIL to register with the county as an ordained minister. The actual ordination was free at monastery.org
 
2012-11-17 04:09:28 AM

december: bullshiat. men are not groomed from infancy to plan their fairytale weddings in which they are the star of the show.

this will be the last bastion of inequality. once the wedding industry dies then, and only then, will we truly be post-gender.


Women are not groomed from infancy to plan their wedding either. I have an idea maybe times have changed and women no longer look to marriage as something to aspire to. Maybe women realize that the wedding, in the grand scale of things, means nothing and to spend so much money is stupid. But maybe men still think, like you, that women still aspire to this and thus think by pushing the big wedding they are doing what the woman they love really wants, although she is not admitting it.
 
2012-11-17 04:24:32 AM

QT_3.14159: Almost invariably when a girl gets the fairy tale wedding someone else is paying for it. Mom and dad, future hubby, whoever... once the money is coming out of her own pocket and future she will very suddenly get a lot more practical.

Of course, that pretty much goes for everyone, doesn't it?


I think you maybe on to something here, along with the fact times have changed and being married isn't made out to be the big life goal for girls anymore. In the past most girls stayed at home and then only left when they were married. Also the girls parents paid for the wedding because they were actually helping to pay to get rid of her. Yes that is right paying for a man to take her so he could economically take care of her rather than her father. These days because girls/women can actually work and earn a wage they are able to take care of themselves and in doing so often leave home years before marriage. In many families if the girl has left home she must pay for her wedding and thus must be a lot more practical. Personal opinion when my daughter finds the right person and if she chooses to marry him/her I will not pay for her wedding. Mostly because I would like to dissuade her from marriage until she is at least in her 30s as I do not want her to miss her twenties of partying, back packing and having many fun relationships. I am married and I love my life but there is a loss of freedom as there is a loss of freedom when you live at home with your parents. Those years when you are single and not living at home are the most free. I will try my hardest that she understands not to squander them.
 
2012-11-17 05:09:03 AM
"That didn't fly with either him or his mother." ... w...t......t......t...F.

/no really
//slash
 
2012-11-17 05:18:03 AM
WTF? Big weddings are just you being an attention whore.

With a low chance at success, because few adults are emotionally mature enough to handle marriage without developing personality issues.
 
2012-11-17 06:23:48 AM
What about when the both of you agree on a small wedding and nice honeymoon but the inlaws are constantly whispering the the wife's ear to have a BIG farking wedding that they want US to pay for?
 
2012-11-17 07:08:42 AM

Fail in Human Form: What about when the both of you agree on a small wedding and nice honeymoon but the inlaws are constantly whispering the the wife's ear to have a BIG farking wedding that they want US to pay for?


It's your wedding, not theirs. Tell em they're invited.
 
2012-11-17 07:35:47 AM
Yeah, that's bullshiat.

/got married at the courthouse.
 
2012-11-17 07:46:07 AM

Fail in Human Form: What about when the both of you agree on a small wedding and nice honeymoon but the inlaws are constantly whispering the the wife's ear to have a BIG farking wedding that they want US to pay for?


I don't understand this. I read a bunch of similar stories on the website mentioned earlier. Do people just not have the ability to say "no"? If you want a small wedding, have a small wedding.
 
2012-11-17 08:19:25 AM

Occam's Disposable Razor: Lunaville: I don't know how common it is, but my husband wanted a fancier wedding than I did. I wanted to get married in the yard with a tea and cookie reception. That didn't fly with either him or his mother. We paid for our own wedding. My parents would have sooner committed suicide than help with the expenses. He convinced me I would be happy with the decision years later, flipping through the album of wedding pictures. That might have been nice had the photographer deemed to take pictures of me that involved clothes. Despite my request that she stay out of the dressing area, she brought me an album full of "tasteful" pictures she'd snapped unnoticed while I was dressing. They are disgusting. Most of the remaining photographs are of my SIL. There were so many photographs of my SIL, my MIL actually got upset about it. Now, the entire album is stuffed out of sight. I won't keep it anywhere that might induce someone to look at it.

I find it odd that you describe pictures of yourself partially clothed on your wedding day as "disgusting." I understand they were basically taken against your will and see how that could be upsetting, but I like to think at least on a woman's wedding day she might have a better opinion of her body.


It was the combination of my foundation garments and the angles of the photographs. She didn't have permission to photograph me while I was dressing. So, every picture is from behind. For instance, picture one is my butt in the air while I stand on my head to put on my left stocking. Picture two is my butt in the air while I put on my right stocking. Mind you, these aren't posed, sexy pictures. These are awkward butt in air, head down, hopping and wobbling on one foot getting dressed pictures. There isn't a flattering photo in the bunch.
 
2012-11-17 08:40:37 AM
MenPussy-whipped wimps now TWICE as likely as women to want fairytale nuptials


FTFT

/Please turn man card in at the first window
 
2012-11-17 09:21:39 AM
Where are these wimmins? They are not in the real world where the rest of us live!
 
gja [TotalFark]
2012-11-17 09:41:54 AM

BarkingUnicorn: Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: To be fair, I DID want a stripper to be the flower girl.

Or vice versa.


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gja [TotalFark]
2012-11-17 09:45:12 AM

DeaH: TiiiMMMaHHH: DeaH: Female here, and I have always been of the mind that if you pay so much for your wedding that you cannot afford a down payment a home, you're not mature enough to get married. And, if you think your wedding should be the most wonderful day of your life, you have a pretty poor opinion of the marriage is will follow your wedding., want to see my boobs? EIP.

FTFUs

I'm fifty. You don't.


I'm fifty-one.

/whar bewbies?
 
2012-11-17 10:24:41 AM

ParallelUniverseParking: sounds legit
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in bizzaro world


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bizarro i love u
bizarro
 
2012-11-17 10:41:27 AM

JackieRabbit: MenPussy-whipped wimps now TWICE as likely as women to want fairytale nuptials

FTFT

/Please turn man card in at the first window


... so, you "work" a "window" at the "man depository"? NTTAWWT...
 
2012-11-17 10:43:59 AM

Guest: Women are not groomed from infancy to plan their wedding either.


ecx.images-amazon.com
Amazon has 759 hits for "wedding" in the "Girls' Toys" category.
 
2012-11-17 01:01:22 PM

The Voice of Doom: AutumnWind
But I'm having a hard time thinking guys are into big fairly tale weddings. Maybe they want to show off?

Yeah maybe; having been taught every woman wants to be a princess, they assume she is only pretending and so they insist.
You know, somewhat like the modern woman offering to split the tab and the man being farked if he doesn't do the old gentlemanly thing and refuses..with the added difficulty that there's an audience if it's a wedding instead of a private dinner for two.


While many girls play wedding, I don't think the "I always dreamed of a magical wedding!" is a common as it used to be for women (unless you go by female characters on TV). You have to know your Particular woman, I guess--maybe check what she did for prom or something. In my experience, it's the mother and MIL that have big ideas about the wedding.

When I was very little, I didn't play wedding, but I did play fairy princess and had some girly tea parties with stuffed animals. I also played ninja and witch, but that was when I was old enough to fight, er, play with my sister. As an adult, I do not secretly dream my man will treat me as a fairy princess nor that he have a tea party for me. I sometimes wish I had ninja magic skills, but I don't expect a man to create an alternate reality where that has happened for me. I do expect game designers to make decent female character options with those skills, but that has nothing to do with romantic expectations.

/Every woman is unique
//Men are just as individual and confusing
 
2012-11-17 01:06:40 PM

Aunt Crabby: When I was very little, I didn't play wedding, but I did play fairy princess and had some girly tea parties with stuffed animals. I also played ninja and witch, but that was when I was old enough to fight, er, play with my sister. As an adult, I do not secretly dream my man will treat me as a fairy princess nor that he have a tea party for me. I sometimes wish I had ninja magic skills, but I don't expect a man to create an alternate reality where that has happened for me. I do expect game designers to make decent female character options with those skills, but that has nothing to do with romantic expectations.


I know what you mean. When I was little, I would put my blue blanket over my head and pretend to be the Virgin Mary. I did not grow up to be a virgin.
 
2012-11-17 01:38:10 PM
I just went a good friend's wedding this summer where she wanted to elope on a beach but he insisted on an old-fashioned wedding so I believe this.

I doubt I'll ever marry again but if I do I sure hope he's cool with a beach in Hawaii.
 
gja [TotalFark]
2012-11-17 02:01:58 PM

DeaH: Aunt Crabby: When I was very little, I didn't play wedding, but I did play fairy princess and had some girly tea parties with stuffed animals. I also played ninja and witch, but that was when I was old enough to fight, er, play with my sister. As an adult, I do not secretly dream my man will treat me as a fairy princess nor that he have a tea party for me. I sometimes wish I had ninja magic skills, but I don't expect a man to create an alternate reality where that has happened for me. I do expect game designers to make decent female character options with those skills, but that has nothing to do with romantic expectations.

I know what you mean. When I was little, I would put my blue blanket over my head and pretend to be the Virgin Mary. I did not grow up to be a virgin.


BWAHAHAHAHAA. You just made me get in trouble. I am sitting her in the local library watching my daughter pick out some books and I just laughed so loud and snorty!

/thanks for a great laugh, good sense of humor....
 
2012-11-17 02:24:06 PM
Men?

/That's not what my father would call them
 
2012-11-19 06:33:50 PM

LDM90: DeaH: Indubitably: DeaH: Female here, and I have always been of the mind that if you pay so much for your wedding that you cannot afford a down payment a home, you're not mature enough to get married. And, if you think your wedding should be the most wonderful day of your life, you have a pretty poor opinion of the marriage is will follow your wedding.

"...is will follow..."?

Please,

Thank you.

Yeah, bad on my part. Should be "of the marriage that will follow your wedding."

/should NEVER hit "Add Comment" after editing a sentence on the fly.
//hangs head in shame

Indubitably just gave someone shiat about their post not making sense.

Indubitably.

Now I've seen everything.

Ouroboros.

 
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