But proposing is a huge decision—one that can shape the rest of your life—so why would 95 percent of women who presumably want to get married just wait around for it to happen?
But what makes someone who’s never wanted to get married suddenly (or not so suddenly) have a change of heart?
The actual age might vary depending on where you live, but once it starts, it's basically a domino effect. One friend gets married after another after another.
And of course, we’re ruining weddings. We’re getting married later and we’re not buying diamonds—can you imagine?
It’s an uncomfortable truth but, for some, your wedding day is a day you’ve dreamed about your entire life.
Sure, my bank account may take a beating from attending multiple weddings, but that’s no reason to hold back. It’s your wedding, after all.
The engagements don’t end in marriage, not because the couple splits, but because they just choose to stay engaged.
While many women view getting married as the culmination of their romantic lives, it’s important not to forget that for some, practical considerations are equal to or outweigh the romantic ones.
Marriage should all be smooth sailing, filled with chore division and mutual effort. But there’s a big divide from where we are in theory and where we are in reality—and it can drastically affect your marriage.
Although it would be nice to think that being pregnant and unmarried would no longer have a stigma in the 21st century, some social prejudices die hard.