We previously published an article about how it is perfectly fine to not want kids. Bringing a new life into the world should be a well considered decision, not an automatic inevitability.

Although perhaps less momentous, the decision to get married is also not for everyone, despite pressure from family members, friends and the media to get hitched.

It’s totally not weird any more if you haven’t thought about your perfect wedding or know how you’d want to be proposed to. Society has changed so much in recent years that the tradition of marriage can seem irrelevant to many, especially those who are not religious. It’s great how a wedding is no longer the highlight of a woman’s life.

The number of couples divorcing is, as we all know, beyond crazy. Even couples that have been together for decades seem to be breaking up, showing that the institution is not as strong as it used to be. It doesn’t hold as much significance as it once did either, and with all the legal complications is it really worth it in the end?

Maybe you’re just not that type of woman. Why should you wait to be proposed to, walk slowly down an aisle to be gawped at or awkwardly slow dance to Bryan Adams in front of family members who are only there for the free cake?

Weddings can be a stressful and pointless waste of time and money, but then again they can also bring couples closer together and make them feel unified. If it has no religious significance then it can be symbolic of love and happiness, not only for yourself but also for close family and friends. It can be a powerful and rewarding experience, and although there are negative statistics there are those couples who have enjoyed many years of happiness together.

But it is not a necessity. You don’t have to be married to have a functioning, happy relationship. But what do you think? Do you ever want to get married? If so why/why not? Let us know in the comments below!