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Deciding to get married: a man’s perspective

You’ve been on the dating circuit longer than you’re ready to admit and you’ve found lots of interested men, but sex is their interest, not settling down. You’re understandably discouraged. You certainly want relationship compatibility, but first he has to be available to go the distance, you’re done with the sprinter circuit. You’d love some encouraging news.

Wait no more! In the good news department are the National Marriage Project studies to guide you. Deciding to get married can be a big decision and  there are a myriad of reasons why a man might be commitment-phobic, but the studies also confirm that most men do eventually get married.

Here is some research that may make your day and more importantly, put some science in your search:

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Money and marriage

The economics of marriage: to have and to hold expenses

When we think about marriage, a lot of us think about falling madly in love and living the rest of our life in bliss.  Or some of us might churn at the idea believing that marriage is the worst thing for a relationship.  But there is another way to see marriage.  Because marriage is supposed to be about love many do not consider that there is a large economic benefit to marriage. Indeed, it can be argued that marriage is so common simply because it’s beneficial economically and has nothing to do with love. To put it simply, marriage offers many benefits to both the man and woman that are hard to ignore. These benefits include: lowered cost of living; a support system for difficult or unforeseen situations; and sharing the workload.

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