Ugh why are all my straight friends getting married?

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    Aug 02, 2011 5:20 PM GMT
    I dont get it, Ive been invited to 5 weddings (thank god all of them are open bar) and I just dont understand why everyone wants to get married all of a sudden.

    I would rather shoot myself in the foot with a rusty bullet then tie myself down like that.

    What are your thoughts?
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    Aug 02, 2011 5:21 PM GMT
    Cuz they are not whores
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    Aug 02, 2011 5:39 PM GMT
    wowgamer92 saidCuz they are not whores


    Your a whore, and an ugly one at that.
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    Aug 02, 2011 5:41 PM GMT
    Cause they want to breed some more lol
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    Aug 02, 2011 5:46 PM GMT
    Wasn't it just a few decades ago when getting married and having kids in your 20s was normal and expected?
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    Aug 02, 2011 5:48 PM GMT
    It's the natural progression if you're straight.

    Birth-->School-->Work-->Marriage-->More Work-->Death
    That's it.
    If you're straight and you don't get married, there's nothing between work and more work.
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    Aug 02, 2011 5:49 PM GMT
    wildtype87 saidWasn't it just a few decades ago when getting married and having kids in your 20s was normal and expected?


    Wasnt it a few decades ago that guys screwing guys was considered weird? Times, they are a changing!
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    Aug 02, 2011 6:09 PM GMT
    My female friends tell me it is the news that after 30, the rate of Down's syndrome increases, as well as issues with conception I believe. This is incredibly motivational towards settling down, I hear. A biological clock, whose ticking is getting perpetually louder for all of them.

    There is probably more societal pressure for women not to be single either. Bachelors (and excess males) have been around forever, and in a sense, gay men are almost like perpetual bachelors, and society lauds us in a sense. Poor women, when they are single in their 30's (heck, even sometimes their late 20's) people shake their heads, try to set them up with men, market everything from online matchmaking to speed dating, to self help books, and they all imply that there is something so terribly wrong with the fact that she is not married.

    On the other hand, we (for the most part) have no biological clock, and the societal pressure of getting married is absent. Heck, you're probably making some tea party member's day by not entering into a monogamous gay marriage.

    Lastly, when women encounter children or hold babies, there is a biological urge to have their own and start nesting. Whereas, when I encounter children or babies, I think "Cute, but who cleans up all that shit? And it had better not start crying next to me when we're in a restaurant."
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    Aug 02, 2011 6:14 PM GMT
    You've just reached that age. I was invited to 5 weddings last year (couldn't go to one of them) and I've got two coming up this year.

    I was always adamant even from childhood that I didn't believe in love being validated with a piece of paper. But as I get older the reluctance has started to fade, and I know my bf is keen to. If I do get married it will be to make him happy rather than because I really want to...so I think it would be better to wait until I really want to as well. That day might come, I have changed my mind on many things as I've got older.