I’ve been hearing about a lot of weddings in the last few months, tis the season for it, you know. I can’t help but feel a little relieved when I see people my age and younger getting hitched, though. I suppose you start to wonder if are still considering it. I’m sure you’ve seen all the articles and statistics about how we are delaying marriage for whatever reason. Some of us even opting not to go that route altogether.
For a long time I thought it was impacting our options with dating: either you meet the type that views marriage like a miserable abyss that no sane individual would dive into; or you meet the type that feels that they have all the time in the world left to do that “family thing and settle down”. You know because they are way too busy living it up and enjoying that carefree lifestyle (Guilty!!). Then I think there is the type that only wants to procreate, and that’s it. They just want a baby, marriage is, well optional.
What about getting married just to have a family? Is that the wrong motivation to do it? I remember my mother said that when she was growing up, it was the thing to do. You graduate, you meet the good man and you start building a life. Her primary reason for getting married was to have kids.
Have you been to any weddings this summer? Have you found that people are still into marriage and raising a family together? Is there more than a baby and the desire to have children motivating us to seek one another?
I still meet a lot of men who are marriage ready. They are looking for a good woman to marry and they don’t really want to wait for you to get on their timetable. If you aren’t ready, they will simply find the one who is ready and willing to marry them. Passion, compatibility, and love? Yeah well, to them, those things are nothing to hold out for. What do you think? Should you want to marry if that is missing?