I Don't Want to Get Married

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    My mom Always bring up marriage I'm like what is

    so great about and she said I get grandkids. To me marriage seems like a lot of work and effort. Waking up to the same person for the rest my life as no appeal to me what so ever neither does being with the same person. I dont like being tide down just to one person.
    vertffy vertffy
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jul 6, 2014

    I am divorced for the second time

    and currently in a relationship for almost 4 years. He wants to get married however I feel I'm not ment to be married but financially it would be smart thing to do. Should someone get married for financial reasons?
    2purty4this 2purty4this
    36-40, F
    21 Responses Oct 12, 2014

    The only tempting thing

    for me to get married is the sex since i am someone not hot enough to get laid. I don't want to get burdened with the responsibilities otherwise. I suffer from depression and its taken a toll on me enough already.
    ipulkit ipulkit
    26-30, M
    1 Response Aug 9, 2014

    i really don't. but, it'll happen.

    God help the chic that's gotta spend eternity dealing with MY crap lol.
    coffeelover123 coffeelover123
    16-17, M
    Apr 19, 2015

    I dont see a point in it honestly.

    Yea I understand some of the benefits of the commitment but as of now they dont seem that important to me. I like the thought of leaving the relationship with what I earned. While together we can live as though we are married but when it is over Id like to pick up and go. I...
    xxladyjadedxx xxladyjadedxx
    26-30, F
    2 Responses May 27, 2014

    Marriage is a curse. That's what it seems like

    now a days. As soon as you get married it seems all this fun and love just dies. You're bound by the law. I have no problem staying with the one I love for the rest of my life but only as long as we don't get married. Honestly it's like a curse, soon as you're married things...
    WintersSoldier WintersSoldier
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jul 12, 2014

    marriage is too final

    and super unnecessary. i think people are fine without it. i guess if you want to get married then okay have fun being stuck with that.
    shimapan shimapan
    16-17, F
    May 27, 2014

    I have been to weddings before,

    but I get so uncomfortable and bored. I don't get giddy or teary eyed. I mean, I will be happy for a couple that is getting married and I will say congrats, but that's it. After the wedding is over, all I want to do is go home. But, that never happens because I always end up...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Apr 21, 2015

    Why are people trying to make us change our

    minds about marriage? Just shut up and quit making us feel bad about ourselves. Just because you got married, doesn't mean anyone else is going to. And enough with this, "you'll change your mind once you meet the right person" and "never say never" bullshit. People need to shut...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Apr 17, 2015

    Being Single

    I always tell people to sit down and write out a criteria list of qualities you think are important in a mate, husband or wife.  A friend of mine did exactly that, and methodically combed her work, her church, her classes, the dating sites, and for her, eventually the Christian...
    nanasixboys nanasixboys
    56-60
    Aug 13, 2011

    I just don't really understand the whole ordeal.

    It seems unnecessary to me. It's a huge commitment, and a commitment people don't really take seriously anyway. You promise to stay each other through sickness and until death, but do you really? Nope. The divorce rate is so high. And there's a lot of people who stay together...
    maddiegraddie maddiegraddie
    18-21, F
    Feb 15, 2014

    And there's nothing wrong with that!

    I am amused though that even in 2014 some people look at me like I'm from another planet. I am not against it, I think it's great that it works out well for some people, but life is not one size fits all.
    DaisyMe1975 DaisyMe1975
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Jul 12, 2014

    I love and value my freedom.

    My freedom would be taken away from me if I ever got married. Hell, I don't even want to be in a relationship. To me, being in a relationship just sounds so exhausting and a lot of hard work, which I refuse to do. Besides, society wants us to be in a relationship, get married...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Apr 15, 2015
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Apr 27, 2015
    easynuh easynuh
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Oct 18, 2014

    Marriage In A Shell Of A Nut

    Note: A part of me deeply believes that the following statements are due to external conflicts, and that I am possibly pushing away what I actually find to be at the core of my desires. Also it could be indication that I possibly am shifting my own views to fit the horrible...
    Jujalee Jujalee
    70+
    3 Responses Jan 25, 2013

    I just don't. I don't want kids either.

    Am I not allowed to make a decision? No, I don't dream of my wedding. No, I don't want endless "love and compassion" from someone who very well might leave me. No, I don't want to nurture a child. Why does that bother people? Other females in particular. Every time marriage...
    MissBlackrose MissBlackrose
    18-21, F
    1 Response Oct 18, 2014

    I Don't Want To Be My Mother

    I don't want to get married because I don't want to be in my mothers position 30 years later in my life. My father constantly insults my mother for looking the way she did when they first met. He points out how other women are beautiful and then says she used to look like that...
    cyn19love cyn19love
    22-25, F
    1 Response Aug 19, 2010

    I have no fears of long term relationships.

    Marriage is one thing I will never do again. EVER
    CallmeHopelessNotRomantic CallmeHopelessNotRomantic
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Oct 12, 2014

    Looooooong Engagement

    I've been engaged to my fiance for about 3 years. We've pretty much stopped talking about getting married. I still wear the ring and tell people i'm engaged but it stops there. I still love him but I don't want to marry him. Nothing against him really. I just don't feel like I...
    hairylady hairylady
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Nov 21, 2008

    I want to always live free

    and be happy alone I enjoy the feeling of being with a women more then a man anyways!!
    Lia5180 Lia5180
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jun 10, 2014

    Get Up Off Your Knee

    I feel as though it is pointless to get married. My boyfriend talks about it for days. I think the misconception here is that women are constantly on the prowl to trap  man into marriage or that we, women, all dream of the fairytale wedding. I do not want a diamond ring. I...
    satisfymysoul satisfymysoul
    18-21, F
    7 Responses Oct 12, 2009

    I feel it's unnecessary,

    and if something goes wrong I would rather just break up then go thought a big process, if people want to do it let them, it's just not for me
    dominick6 dominick6
    16-17, M
    3 Responses Apr 16, 2015

    I don't want to get married

    because I was told even by my own parents that it wouldn't last unless there was physical intimacy...and I have no interest in physical intimacy whatsoever.
    TheIceDragonReturns TheIceDragonReturns
    18-21
    3 Responses Feb 16, 2014

    Don't ever pity people

    who don't want to get married or be in a relationship. And don't ever try to make those people feel bad about themselves just because you're not getting what you want.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Apr 15, 2015

    Love Being Single

    Probably has to do with the fact that my father is on his 4th marriage, but I'm just not interested in the whole marriage thing. 
    aehann aehann
    31-35, F
    2 Responses May 3, 2008

    I don't want to get married.

    Although it is nice for some people not me. I can see myself with a successful acting job no boyfriend or girlfriend, no lovers or anything like that just my friends supporting me as well as my father because they are the only who think I can do this. I don't want to get tied...
    HollywoodKitty23 HollywoodKitty23
    16-17, F
    Dec 1, 2015

    Nooooooo. The divorce rate is honestly

    so high right now, although that's not the reason. I believe 2 people in love can happily live together without having to sign some papers. Also, it seems as soon as some people sign their marriage papers, their partner completely changes. For the worst. Sad but true. Idk, but...
    CutiePie199 CutiePie199
    18-21, F
    2 Responses May 20, 2014

    I'd never want to get married.

    Who likes to live with someone else for the rest of your life? Its creepy and having a partner is like having a parents except there's only one.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jul 12, 2015

    Just Don't Want To..

    I don't wanna marry any guy..guys just look for sex and they don't care about love or anything well..I'm not saying all guys are the same..I'm saying that these men who care about their wives and love their personality and love them with all their hearts are true men and are...
    NumbNumber NumbNumber
    16-17
    Jul 15, 2009

    I never wanted to get married

    and be with one person for the rest of my life. I easily get tired of people, no matter how much I like them, I feel attracted to someone, but the feeling disappears very fast, and I can't get attached to anyone. And for me, marriage = divorce, and divorce = thousands of trouble...
    Agnete Agnete
    22-25, F
    1 Response Oct 24, 2015

    I hate when people say,

    "When you have kids ______" and "When your husband ______" I cringe, give them the side eye. Like who are you to assume I want marriage just because I'm a women.
    divinity1975 divinity1975
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Dec 2, 2015

    No Marriage For Me, Thanks.

    I am so against getting married, it's not even funny. I love my freedom too much to want to spend the rest of my life getting annoyed by another person (and kids, should they come...I'm not a big fan of children, but that's another story for another day.). Marriage is nothing but...
    GoldQuartz GoldQuartz
    36-40, F
    1 Response Jun 8, 2013

    I was born a poor black man.

    ..raised in the mountains of Eastern Kentucky. Work the mines in Hazard lookin for that piece of coal. Live with bigots and white supremacist.....my Grandpa was hung! My daddy was hung....and hey girls ... I'm Hung!
    1butterflyboy 1butterflyboy
    22-25, M
    Jul 15, 2015

    There are numerous older men in the world

    who are single and seeking someone special in their life. For all such men, AgeMeet.com has been created as a reliable online platform to find women for dating and companionship. The spokesperson reports that many older men have started finding perfect companions through their...
    kayccaa kayccaa
    26-30, F
    Apr 16, 2015

    Because...

    Because I think it would be wise not to.  
    TerminaHero TerminaHero
    18-21
    6 Responses Oct 23, 2013

    It's Time To Break The Cycle

    my friends always see their future with a family of kids and a loving partner but when i think of my future the idea of a family and husband just doesnt fit in my picture. people think i'm crazy for wanting to be alone butthen again i think their weird for not wanting ot be alone...
    smilesandmascara smilesandmascara
    16-17, F
    5 Responses Jan 4, 2012

    The thought of a state interfering in my

    personal life just gives me the creeps.
    LunaInvicta LunaInvicta
    26-30, F
    Jun 16, 2014

    I don't need a wedding ring

    or an expensive dress or a bunch of people watch me sign my life away to prove that I love someone. I don't need the law involved period, as long as you love me that's all I want. I don't believe in marriage
    ADeepPerspective ADeepPerspective
    22-25, F
    Jan 8, 2014

    I can understand how people romanticize marriage

    and build it up with words like commitment, faithfulness, loyalty, etc. A marriage in itself doesn’t actually have the power to ensure any of that, but it’s still a nice symbolic gesture. It’s a ritualized pledge that people have been conditioned to interpret as a lifelong...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Jul 12, 2014

    Why?

    I don't feel the need to chain someone, or be briddled either. You can live with someone, and love them, and have children, and make a whole life together without being married. I'm not against marry my partner when we have passed 30 years together. It would be more logic to me.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jan 29, 2008

    This was something I thought was a phase,

    but the more I grow older, the more I realize that I truly would find more peace without being in a marriage. I'm going to turn 23. Today, my mom and I were discussing grandchildren. Since I'm the first, she went on and on about how great it would be for me to get married and...
    franny21 franny21
    22-25, F
    Apr 9, 2014

    I'm Going To Be The Crazy Cat Lady Instead, It Sounds Like More Fun!

    I really don't want to be married. Why go through all that hassle for what is essentially just a big party to show off to your friends? My brother and his fiance are to be married soon, and its put me right off. I don't want to end up like my mother, trapped in a loveless...
    Mimimanxcat Mimimanxcat
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Feb 5, 2012

    Never

    I have never wanted to get married. When I was little and the other girls were playing wedding, I was playing war. Everyone has told me for years that I would will change my mind eventually, but I don't see that happening. I've only known two guys I would willingly marry...
    eyes eyes
    31-35, F
    Aug 16, 2008

    There are numerous older men in the world

    who are single and seeking someone special in their life. For all such men, AgeMeet.com has been created as a reliable online platform to find women for dating and companionship. The spokesperson reports that many older men have started finding perfect companions through their...
    kayccaa kayccaa
    26-30, F
    Apr 16, 2015

    I don't want want to get married.

    I don't care if people say that I am going to get married, I don't want to. Ok? Ok.
    HollywoodKitty23 HollywoodKitty23
    16-17, F
    3 Responses Dec 1, 2015

    My parents are getting a divorce right now

    and I don't want to get married when you have all this stuff you have to do to get a divorce.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Apr 19, 2015
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