While being single is fun, free and undemanding, being married is ultimately way better than being single and this of course proves why many people regard marriage as their most important relationship and also their source of joy and pleasure. While some think of marriage as one of the most beautiful thing in life some others think of it as the opposite. For those who think the opposite, am sure if you are interrogated privately away from people’s hearing, you would admit how much you hope to be married someday. There is more to marriage than that walking down the aisle or standing at the altar which could be positive or negative.
In some marriages, partners enjoy more of the pros than the cons but for some others marriage might just be a bad experience. Whatever the case may be, we are sure that marriage has positive aspects which outweighs the negative aspects especially when your partner is your “best friend” or when you are married to the right person. Hence, except for the much talked-about weight gain and disagreements there are huge positive aspects of marriage that we seem to take for granted. Also, in a happy marriage, the couple might possibly experience financial benefits, support, sound health and a host of other good things. If you think marriage is for gullible people read on to see 10 undeniable reasons why you should drop everything and tie the knot right away.
1. It Minimizes The Risk Of Contracting Sexually Transmitted Diseases:
Married people have a constant and steady sex life. They neither go about looking for where to get sex nor constantly change sexual partners the way single people do. This in effect lessens the risk of contracting sexually transmitted diseases. Nevertheless, it is very important to note that we are only referring to couples in which both partners love each other not only by mere saying it but also in practice and thus stay true, firm and faithful to each other. Married people who disregard their marriage vows and disrespect their partners by cheating on them are at a higher risk of getting sexually transmitted diseases especially when they often engage in unprotected sex outside their marriage.
2. It Gives You Someone To Take Better Care Of You:
Records show that married people are healthier. This is so because as a married person, you would have one extra person that looks after you, takes better care of you, and sometimes go as far as helping you quit all of your ill habits. Most married people feel they have the obligation to live for their beloved knowing that he/she needs them. Nevertheless, in a relationship where people lack understanding and treat each other very badly, living may be disastrous and hurtful especially for the weaker person. This of course can reduce such a person’s life span and cause health concerns. The underlying thing here is not to get married just to join the many crowd of married people but to be happily married, take delight in your married life, have deep affection for your partner and be loved back.
3. Your Financial Situation May Become Better:
Married people usually share expenses and split the costs of major purchase of things hugely needed in their homes. Most single guys out there think women would cost them more when they get married. This is so wrong! Think about the money you’d spend on numerous dinner dates and the occasional gifts you will have to get your dates. The financial situation of married people seems better as they will definitely cut down expenses on irrelevant stuff unlike single people in order to meet the needs of their household. Also, with extra income in the household resulting from the sharing of expenses, you can possibly afford the things you could never afford on your own including a better home, a better car, a better vacation, and cooler stuff. Isn’t it? More so, it is very clear that couples make more expenses than most single people, for this reason, they tend to make more money by working more than they used to so they can meet the financial needs of the family. Hence, married men usually get to realize that they are providers for their wives and kids which motivates them to work harder in order to start earning better money while single men can comfortably live on a lower salary as they are not pushed to work and earn more. Married women on the other hand will strive to help their husbands rather than have him work himself to death unlike single ladies who would expect lavish gifts whether the guy can afford it or not.
4. Marriage Helps You Defeat Bad Habits:
Records show that married people quit most of their bad habits with ease because their sense of responsibility for their family won’t let them stick to some habits. As a parent who wants to be a role model to the children you would have to quit drinking, using drugs or getting involved in other life threatening practices. So, most of them dump such risky habits when they are inspired by their spouse and children. But for a single person, fighting your addiction single-handedly becomes far more demanding as there is nothing really important to motivate you.
5. It Is Easier To Take Care Of Kids When You Have A Partner:
When you are married, the responsibility of taking care of kids is a lot easier, especially young children. Couples who share their responsibility for their children serve a better instance. The kids of such couple learn the true meaning of “real family relationships” which will certainly make them happier personalities in their future family lives. Also, according to Dougherty, Fagan and McElvain, “The future strength of any nation depends on good marriages to produce, good, healthy, educated, and well trained citizens”. With this you will agree with me that married people to some extent are responsible and thus try very hard in making their offspring even more responsible. This of course will help strengthen the situation of a particular nation by reducing its crime rate to naught.
6. Marriage Makes You Fulfilled:
Because most couples work real hard to earn better money it means that they can improve their standard of living and afford a better house or apartment in a nice location. They can also afford exploring different countries, better meals and quality education for their children. Most importantly, marriage give you a sense of fulfillment and helps you see the world with an unbiased eye. When you wake up every morning to the knowledge that someone loves you and is expecting the best from you, it gives you a sense of self-worth.
7. Marriage Will Give You An Opportunity To Build Your Bloodline:
Considering the latest trend, you don’t need to be married to have a family, but being married is still the standard method for starting a better home. Being a parent is an aspect of manhood or womanhood that just about everybody wants to experience. Marriage remains the most steady and safe environment in which to start a family. Nuclear family, in spite of its faults remains the most desirable model that nearly everybody yearns for. Having a child outside marriage, you may not be able to dictate everything to want for the child.
8. Marriage Could Increase Your Life Span:
A study carried out by University of California researchers in 2006 stated that single people are five times more likely to die of infectious diseases, almost 40% more likely to die of heart disease and twice as likely to die accidentally. Other studies stated that the rate of death is a whopping 250% higher among single men than it is among married men. Many may doubt this but the obvious reason is that married people tend to support and provide for their partners especially when there is a huge need. Sharing one’s problems with another person who cares and is readily available to help can ease off the tension. Any marriage filled with love and harmony along with less arguments, the couple will be subject to less stress which can of course make them outlast the single people who bear their cross alone. Needless to say that marriages that are not peaceful can shorten the life span of both partners. My advice: Don’t ever marry someone who isn’t your true soul mate because as marriage can increase life span…. it can also shorten it.
9. Marriage Is A Lifetime Investment:
Being committed to someone is wonderful, isn’t that right?. It is absolutely rewarding to have that one person who will cherish and protect you when you are really old. Someone you could share all the years of your “cuteness and ugliness” with. Perhaps you are in luck now to be dating young and beautiful models, beauty queens, etc. Think about your old age, when you will be looking quite different and weak loosing nearly all the cute features that attracted people to you. With marriage, you are sure of having someone around during this period who will appreciate you just as when you were much younger. It is like a life investment, if you sacrifice some of your pleasant young age and get married, you get to be with that one person and build a deep, abiding love that is likely to last a lifetime. With marriage you wont have to die alone.
10. Marriage Means More Sex:
Did you know that married people have sex more than single people? Now that’s good news as it is a safe thing to do when married. Any doubt? No need for doubts as record proves it right. For example, a study done by the Kinsey Institute states that 23% of non-married people periodically go a year without sex, while only 1% of married men experience 12-month dry spells. In a similar way, 19% of non-married people have sex two to three times a week, while 36% of married men have sex that often. This shows that, as single guys are out at the clubs, spending their salaries just to get a girl’s attention, married men are home having sex with their wives. And don’t forget they gain some health benefits, for example sex is good for men’s cardiovascular systems which can make them less prone to strokes, heart attacks and other diseases. Also, they gain mental and emotional satisfaction especially for the ladies unlike single ladies who often suffer mood swings and even depression.
So what are you waiting for, hold on to that special person, forget every other thing and go tie the knot. You wont regret it.