BSABSVR: Richard C Stanford: Yes, PacMan fever, bootleg liquor, and pin-up gals are keeping our younguns from popping out the next generation of conservatives to fight the Soviets, and it's all the homosexual-communist's fault. Do your duty: be a slut who doesn't use any of that commie birth control./Crazy lady's views in a nutshell.All this time I thought it was Green Lantern comics, Elvis the Pelvis and Lucille Ball saying "pregnant".
themindiswatching: It costs less than $100 to get married at the courthouse./excluding clothing and any reception-type activity the couple wants to hold
The Stealth Hippopotamus: Benevolent Misanthrope: Because they've grown up in an era of poor discipline, poor parenting, and instant gratification, coupled with the fact that either they've accepted the fact that they will never get laid, or that women will fark them without them having to buy the sex with financial stability.Next question.well yeah. But saying that Gays taught them that hanging out with other guys is more fun then women is more entertaining.buzz kill.
themindiswatching: doglover: themindiswatching: It costs less than $100 to get married at the courthouse.No, it costs upwards of half a million dollars or more over the next 18 years to raise a kid and even more to send 'em to college.Don't be obtuse you jackaninny. You know what I meant.You're not required to have kids after getting married.
Marc L'Hommedieu: Looks like all the reasons have been pretty much covered. When people ask why i don't have kids yet, i always say "That's step three. Step one is finding a reasonably attractive, sane, responsible woman who only wants to have sex with me for the rest of her life. Step two is having enough money to always feel secure. I'm still working on those first two steps."Sometimes i listen to Michael Savage for the Lulz, and he paints this picture of his parents' generation that is supposed to sound bootstrappy, but just sounds horrible instead. "Our parents were uneducated and mean, and they abandoned every hope and dream they ever had, and worked horrible, dirty, soul-crushing jobs for 80 hours a week, and smoked and drank until they looked twice as old as they were, all to support me and my five siblings! They were real men and real women, not like these kids today!"No. Thanks.LULZ.
IlGreven: The Stealth Hippopotamus: Benevolent Misanthrope: Because they've grown up in an era of poor discipline, poor parenting, and instant gratification, coupled with the fact that either they've accepted the fact that they will never get laid, or that women will fark them without them having to buy the sex with financial stability.Next question.well yeah. But saying that Gays taught them that hanging out with other guys is more fun then women is more entertaining.buzz kill."MAH SON IS HANGIN' OUT WITH OTHER GUYS 'CUZ OF TEH GHEY! Now, I'm off to Bubba's house to watch football, hunt, and drink with the guys, without a woman in sight!"/And maybe watch sweaty guys in nothing but Speedos punch and grab at one another.
Gyrfalcon: Since that will never happen, I can assume you'll be childless till the day you die.
AngryDragon: My ex got hooked on drugs, cost us about $40,000 while we were married, and STILL got the court to take me for 6-figures in the divorce.I now have money, freedom, and women 10 years my junior chasing me on a daily basis. Fark marriage.
themindiswatching: It costs less than $100 to get married at the courthouse.
cgraves67: Because their own fathers seemed miserable while setting poor examples of what it is to be a husband and a father. Who wants to follow in the footsteps of misery and failure?
FormlessOne: In other news, social change over the last forty years has broken a number of social compacts and traditions, leaving many members of previous generations confused as to how to proceed.
theknuckler_33: Why can't these people just worry about their own damned relationships and stop pretending like what other people do somehow effects them?"On every key measure, marriage is weaker," she writes.Even *if* that were somehow demonstrably true, so farking what? Does this somehow mean YOUR (or my) relationship is somehow in jeopardy? Trust me, your relationship is only in jeopardy from you and your S.O.'s actions.
blender61: Because I was smart enough to think it through and realize that getting married and having kids is the best way to fark yourself in the arse.
Brainsick: Heh. What are your odds of getting laid by one of your motorcycles tonight or getting a smile out of your paid-for house simply because it loves you?
spiderpaz: I'm a 30 year old software developer who just put his kid to sleep last night, then proceeded to pour a nice glass of straight rye whiskey, chromecasted some porn into the master bedroom tv (it's really the best use for the device) while I pounded Mrs. Spiderpaz, and then slept like a baby ... in a house that I own, so I'm getting a kick out of this.
BHShaman: Because divorce is still biased towards women when children are involved.
omgbears: Brainsick: Heh. What are your odds of getting laid by one of your motorcycles tonight or getting a smile out of your paid-for house simply because it loves you?[img.fark.net image 600x579]
Sergeant Grumbles: FTFA: "Without a powerful ideal of masculinity that points men toward marriage and fatherhood, more and more young men are deciding the hard work of becoming marriageable is not worth it"Wasn't it back in the day that this "masculinity" equaled being a provider?And you're expecting men today to provide on wages that haven't increased in 30 years, and most men coming out of college won't be buying a house, a car, or running a household, but moving in with the parents or roomates in order to save money for paying off student loans? And if they do happen to find a wife, she'll likely have to work for the same reasons, shiatty wages and education costs, and even then you won't be able to afford a house with what they cost these days.I have no doubt a large number of men (and women) would jump at the chance for that kind of lifestyle, but it's inaccessible no matter how much effort is put into "becoming marriageable", so why not enjoy yourself instead of stewing in misery. Beer, porn, video games, and your friends are a better way to spend time than a job that does little but pay for the education that qualified you for it, you will not get ahead no matter how hard you work, and your job might get downsized or outsourced with no word or warning.Your own Republican economic policies are destroying your social policies.
Brainsick: blender61: Because some of them are starting to figure it out.Get on the treadmill and become the rat? That doesn't hold much appeal.no wifes, past or present.NO KIDS, I made sure of that.house was paid for at 35.garage full of motorcycles.I come and go as I please and spend my money as I see fit.Why? Because I was smart enough to think it through and realize that getting married and having kids is the best way to fark yourself in the arse.If you want to win, always play the odds.Heh. What are your odds of getting laid by one of your motorcycles tonight or getting a smile out of your paid-for house simply because it loves you?
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