Nowadays, fewer people want to get married. And there are plenty of good reasons not to; weddings are expensive, people want to be independent, people are worried about divorce, etc.
These people shared their opinions on marriage and why they don't want to tie the knot.
"I Want To Be Independent"
For some people, a piece of paper saying they love someone makes no sense.
They're in a happy and healthy relationship; why is there a need for a legal contract?
Change Is Constant
When you're married or in a long-term relationship, be prepared for life to change.
You will not be the same people you were at the beginning of your relationship. And, for this person, their personal growth trumps a marriage.
What Happens If We Divorce?
When it comes to marriage, a huge deterrent for some people is the possibility of divorce.
This person doesn't seem to want to take the chance of going through that type of heartbreak.
Marriage Is A Tangled Mess
Marriages can be a big mess, yes; and if a divorce happens it becomes a bigger mess that deals with legal work.
Why get married when you can just be common law and share benefits anyway?
Weddings Are Expensive
For a substantial fee, you too can have people that you barely talk to attend your wedding, something that probably took a while to plan.
At least you'll get lots of gifts, though, right?
"I Want To Be Free"
Independence is a freedom and joy that many people overlook, and some don't experience. Only having to care about yourself is nice, and no one is bugging you 24/7.
This person is choosing their freedom over being tied down.
Being In A Long Term Relationship Doesn't Require A Court
Not being married saved this Redditor a lot of headaches because they didn't have to go to court after their relationship ended.
That does sound like a nice and inexpensive alternative to courts and divorce lawyers.
Needing Your Own Space
The only person this Redditor wants in their house is themselves.
They want the option to go home at night and be alone, without anyone around to ask questions or entertain.
It's About Love AND Trust
Sure, you love your significant other, but do you trust them? And do they trust you?
Hopefully, you do. Because relationships are built on trust; then you grow to love someone.
Breaking Up Just Got Way More Expensive
This Redditor believes that a fulfilling relationship is the exact same as a marriage, especially if they found their soulmate.
But if they break up, it's inexpensive compared to being married.