Do you think there should be a certain number of days/months/years people should be together in order to get married?

Posted by: PetersSmith

Divorce rates may be the highest they've been in history. Do you think more marriages will last if they have to be "dating" or "engaged" in order to get married? You could also use martial abuse, adultery, and many other things for your reasoning.

  • Yes, people should have to be with each other for a longer period of time in order to get married, thus proving if they really do love each other.

  • No, people should be able to get married the day they meet each other (metaphorically and literally speaking)

29% 6 votes
71% 15 votes
  • Work on your spelling please. I believe a strong relationship should be made before couples are married so marriage doesn't become meaningless.

  • People can get divocred if thy want to waste money on a wedding that will be divorced soon that is thier problem not mine .

  • If you want to lower the divorce rate change how divorces are handled. Rather than one party getting more than the other divide the assets equally no matter what.

  • That's fascism. Telling people what they cannot and can do with their bodies while not harming people against their will, is fascism and wrong.

  • People can worship a voice in the sky

  • Marriage has a legal meaning that is usually different than any ideological meaning it is given. So, with the legal definition it can never become meaningless. You are either married and defined as such or you are not and defined as something else. Any other meaning given to marriage is subjective and I don't believe in thought control, so I don't believe we have any right to try and force people to believe something in particular way.

  • Also, marriage shouldn't even be part of the government.

  • It wouldn't make much difference. We're dealing with human nature. There was a time when there were very few divorces in America. I believe it was because we had better moral values back then. And what were those values based on? Can anyone guess?

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Formerland1 says2014-07-07T19:39:12.4602906-05:00
Sorry , I'm on my phone and whenever I comment my screen jitters about randomly and I can't see what I've written . I obviously don't have this problem on the bottom comment area .
PetersSmith says2014-07-07T19:39:21.8046906-05:00
Ben671176: What's misspelled?
ben671176 says2014-07-07T19:40:05.7186906-05:00
PetersSmith says2014-07-07T19:41:25.0914906-05:00
Ben671176: Oh, you're referring to a comment. My bad.
ben671176 says2014-07-07T19:41:37.5088850-05:00
They, their, *mine.* not mine . , first divorced sorry.
Formerland1 says2014-07-07T19:46:06.2041579-05:00
Divocred , its the new trend dont you know .
ben671176 says2014-07-07T19:47:58.7572850-05:00
Okay? Sorry? I hate new trends, Neology?
Formerland1 says2014-07-07T19:51:15.8489161-05:00
It's a joke based on my spelling error , its a new word like chillax
ben671176 says2014-07-07T20:05:38.6234057-05:00
YamaVonKarma says2014-07-07T20:07:07.2792724-05:00
I applaud the Watamote picture
ben671176 says2014-07-07T20:08:34.1557309-05:00
New one? Look at my photo album 'Tomoko Kuroki' and choose from those, to tell me which one, give me caption.
mishapqueen says2014-07-07T20:27:42.8330543-05:00
I for some reason couldn't comment on this, but what I wanted to say was this: The amount of time to get to know someone before marriage varies from person to person. I think it is unwise to marry someone after only knowing them one day because it's possible to put on a show for that long. I would personally go with a six month engagement in order to be sure of such an important decision. However, I know someone who decided to marry her husband after only knowing him a month, and their marriage lasted a long time. Therefore, I would not propose a cut-and-dried time period because that decision should be based on circumstances specific to that couple.
YamaVonKarma says2014-07-07T20:29:51.4550543-05:00
Your profile picture. The caption isn't allowed for some reason.
mishapqueen says2014-07-07T20:31:42.4958543-05:00
I think it was more an internet problem.
Dr_Obvious says2014-07-07T23:22:16.8927318-05:00
@Heterodox I believe you meant to say that Government should have no say in marriage. The ONLY reason they do, is because of things like tax breaks for married people. They really need to mind their own business.

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