One look at Pinterest will confirm it: our culture is obsessed with marriage. We have reality TV shows for every aspect of the process: dating, planning, dress-buying, and the wedding itself; we have an entire genre of books dedicated to teaching single people how to finally snag a spouse; we have songs written and sung by teenagers fantasizing about their white dresses and future weddings.
We often don't even consider a relationship legitimately serious unless it's headed for marriage. As someone who's done it, I can tell you that while marriage works for some people, it isn't always all it's cracked up to be, and there are some very good reasons to avoid it altogether and enjoy the bliss of dating forever instead.
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