I was having a “get to know you” conversation with a guy I met downtown recently. He mentioned something about the women he had been meeting and their urgency to get hitched. I got the sense that he was trying to suss out if I had that burning desire to jump the broom. His line of questioning kind of danced around the topic a bit. I was rather enjoying his not so subtle way of asking me about my “time line” for my life. I let him ramble on about it but I never outright told him I want to be married.
He finally said, “If dating is a game, then marriage is the prize isn’t it?” Now, I am a fan of marriage (these days?) and I certainly know a lot of women who can’t wait to marry the men that they love. However, I don’t know if it’s marriage that is the prize. I think the man is the prize! Isn’t it better to consider it that way?
Marriage will have its ups and downs and there will be moments when you won’t feel like its even worth it. Isn’t this when you think about the person you married as the prize, the reason you are there?
Are we all going out to meet and find the right person because we want to be married? Do you think marriage is the ultimate prize of the dating game?