An increasing number of men these days are steering clear of marriage. It can be easy to classify these people as those who just want to live without ever settling down, but that’s not always the case as to why men don’t want to get married. There are many psychological and social reasons for this that may surprise you.
We have prepared a list of these reasons to help you understand a little better the reasoning of men. But that’s not all.
They don’t feel a lot of pressure to get married.
Mainly, there is no pressure from friends or family for a man to get married, especially when they are still young. This greatly contradicts the experience of women who are often asked about and pushed into marriage.
However, there is a lot of pressure when it comes to proposing.
In a heterosexual relationship, men are usually the ones to propose, and for them, it can be quite a stressful experience. 40% of men expressed concern about their partner’s expectations about the engagement ring, for example.
Men believe that their wife has the right to tell them what to do, while a girlfriend does not.
Interestingly, men fear that after they get married, their wives will tell them what to do. This, however, is not the case for premarital intercourse, suggesting that men feel that their partner has no right to control them in any way unless there is a greater commitment.
Men usually have to drastically change their behavior after they get married.
According to research, both husband and wife have attitude changes after marriage. Men experience a great change in their lives when they come to see themselves as protectors and providers.
Marriage is the ultimate commitment, therefore it requires many sacrifices. Being single can have many benefits, and men feel they have more to lose than women.
Men fear getting a divorce more than never getting married.
Research has shown that men are not afraid of marriage in general, but they are afraid of a bad marriage. Many people have experienced the divorce of their parents and other loved ones, so men do not want to settle for anything less than perfection.
Men do not know about the benefits of getting married.
With the high divorce rate and a lot of anxiety when it comes to marriage, a man may wonder why he needs to get married. However, marriage is extremely beneficial for men in several ways:
Contrary to the belief that marriage will affect your career, married men earn more money than anyone, including single men. Marriage has a great positive influence on men’s mental health, reducing loneliness and depression.
Married men live longer and healthier lives than single men. Men can get these benefits even in mediocre marriages, unlike women.
Can you share your experience with married life? Do you think it’s okay to be in a long-term relationship without getting married?
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