Originally Posted by BoringGuy
Hyperskeptic, you make a good point. Not the only good point, but it's odd that no one has mentioned "the children" until now.
That said, it pisses me off when people ask me "but why did you get married if you don't want to have kids?" that is a good way to get into my "not-friend zone".
Indeed. I did not mean to imply that having children is the only reason to get married. I said only that it was one of the functions of the conventional model of marriage.
There are all sorts of reasons to get married. Let a thousand flowers bloom.