Loneliness, friendship, Inheritance (keep or preserve), tradition, wanting children.
To show that one person that for you they are the most important person in the world , so then you both have a affinity , a bond for life ..
Someone to get the spiders out.
Health insurance is a biggie. It's why a lot of friends in our age range finally took the plunge.
There isn't one, except maybe citizenship.
Why get married just because you're in love?
Convince everyone you're not really gay.
Building financial security.
Bun in the oven & the daddy wants to be a part of the bun's life.
* Her pa's shotgun in your ribs (I swear, I was referring to a ba<x>seball game).<br />
* You have a coupon (buy 2 weddings get a divorce free).
Oh someone to cook for ya clean for ya wash your clothes or mow the lawn fix the car reach the high places tie your shoes chew gum.
To make the wedding planners, caterers, dressmakers, etc. obscenely rich.
there isn't one, marriage was invented by some sick guy who had a great time with a hot woman and one day thought " this is nice lets involve the government so you cant run away" :)
Marriage in some form predates religion and formal government as it exists now. Usually it was a way of uniting tribes, clans or families.
so you can legally use the name Michael Corlyon
To help and support someone.
you can do that without getting married.
I meant financially
financial stability and security
Support, common goals, saving money...lol, raising a family, sex on tap....
Children, duh. Health insurance, duh.