Only women want to get married. Right? Men just go along with it. Right?
Thanks to Reddit, we now know why the world’s men feel compelled to get down on one knee.
Because someone asked and the world responded, posting a list of reasons why men actually get married.
And their answers are all kinds of lovely and awesome. Mostly. We said, mostly.
So, married men. Why did you do it?
1. Because I don’t want an escape route.
“I personally believe if I get into the kind of long-term relationship that is a “de facto” marriage, with cohabitation, kids, etc. without actual marriage, it’s because I personally am holding back, looking for an easy escape route.”
2. Because I’ll live longer
“There are studies that back this up. Men in relationships often live longer than men not in relationships.”
3. Because everything is better with two.
“I love travelling with her, exploring new places, meeting new people. Improving myself is easier because I always have someone in my corner. The good things are more exciting and the bad things are more manageable when you don’t have to handle them alone.”
4. Because I was sick of the drama of dating.
“I needed stability, and I knew I was my own worst enemy in that regard. I was sick of the drama of dating, and I knew that I was the problem. I needed to settle down to change who I was into the guy I needed to be to reach my goals, especially my goal of being a father. By raising the stakes of commitment, I forced myself to commit. I stopped screwing around and breaking hearts, became a better person, and got what I wanted.