10 Reasons to Get Married that Might Surprise You

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There are many reasons to get married, but sometimes people forget about the less traditional reasons. Here are ten unexpected reasons to tie the knot. Who knows, one of them might just make you say “I do”!

The honeymoon! 

honeymoon

I know this one is a little obvious, but it’s still my favorite reason to get married. There’s no better way to spend your first few blissful days together than with a honeymoon.

No matter how much you look forward to the wedding, it can’t compare with being on your honeymoon. Not only are you celebrating your love for each other, but you are also celebrating your marriage for the first time.

And even if it isn’t the perfect world-themed honeymoon you always dreamed of, just being with your spouse on that romantic getaway is enough to put a smile on your face.

No more uncomfortable first dates or wondering if they’re “the one.”

No more awkward first dates or obsessively analyzing their likes and dislikes so you can “just be yourself”.

For many people, a first date can be an uncomfortable situation. Not only are you sizing the other person up, but they’re probably doing the same to you. You’re reading into every comment, hoping to find that they’re not boring or weird or, even worse, a serial killer.

If you do happen to develop a bit of chemistry with the person, you still have to worry about whether or not they’re “the one”. Marriage takes both the stress and guesswork out of these situations. Your first date can just be a fun night out, knowing that you already have a connection. You’re past the awkward getting-to-know-you stage, which means no more bad date stories!

You can make your parents happy.

Even if your parents aren’t necessarily pushing you into marriage, it’s still nice to make them happy. Plus, once they’re okay with your relationship, they’ll stop trying to set you up with strangers.

Your parents will be thrilled that you’re settling down. Plus, their aimless attempts to set you up with any individual will stop. You’ll be able to focus more on your career and less on the laborious task of finding a spouse.

In many cultures, when two people get married, it’s seen as a big deal. It means that they’re finally making it “official” and committing to each other.

For some people, this is reason enough to get married. They want the approval of their parents, not just for them but for their entire family. They take pride in providing a good life for the person they love. They want everyone to know that you belong together, and they take family relationships very seriously.

Wedding planning is fun!

Wedding planning is fun

For some people, wedding planning is the most fun they’ve ever had. It’s a chance to pull out all the stops and go crazy with the theme and decorations. Plus, you’ll get to spend even more time with your spouse than ever before.

Getting married allows you to plan your dream wedding. It’s hard to look past the stress of planning a wedding, but in all seriousness, it can be fun.

If planning your wedding is something that you’d enjoy, then get married! It gives you the chance to plan every last detail and make sure that it’s precisely what you want. You can make it as lavish or as simple as you like and choose all of the traditions you want to follow.

You’ll have someone to grow old with!

Growing old is one of the inevitable things in life. It’s an incredibly daunting thought that no one wants to think about, but sometimes the idea of growing old alone can be too much.

Like most people, you probably don’t want to grow old by yourself. Even if you know you could handle it, the thought of growing old alone is a scary one.

No matter how much you love your family and friends, there comes a stage when they will all die. No one lives forever, but if you get married, you can at least enjoy life with your spouse until the very end.

There’s no guarantee of a happy ending, but getting married gives you the chance to grow old with someone. You can experience all of the joys and sadness that life has to offer together, which is a lot more than you can say for when you’re single.

It feels nice to wear your wedding ring around town. ‍

It’s not something people like to admit, but there is a degree of happiness that comes with wearing your wedding ring. It makes you feel like you’re recognized as someone’s partner.

If you want the recognition that comes with wearing a wedding ring, get married! When people see your ring, they’ll immediately know you’re in a strong and committed relationship.

They’ll probably also assume that you have your lives together, which might make them like you more (but it might also intimidate them).

It feels nice to tell people that your partner is your spouse. Calling your significant other your spouse is a sign of status. It says that you’re proud to be with them and want the whole world to know it.

If you like the idea of people knowing that your partner is your spouse, then get married. It’s the perfect opportunity to tell the whole world that you’re in a strong and loving relationship, which is always nice.

Married people have better health.

Married people have better health

‍It’s always nice to know that you’re doing something good for your health. If you’re like most people, you want to look and feel your best.

Getting married gives you the chance to look and feel great every day! You’ll get to enjoy an array of health benefits that you can’t get as a single person.

For example, married people tend to have better health because they take care of themselves to benefit their spouses. They don’t want to let their partner down, which is why they’re more likely to exercise and eat healthily daily.

Being in a strong and loving relationship also has many health benefits. You’ll lower your stress levels and get more sleep, and you’ll have someone to support you when you’re down.

It feels nice to have a different last name. ‍

Getting married means that you’ll change your last name to your spouse’s surname. It feels nice to be a part of a family, and having the same surname as your partner is a sign of that.

If your surname is Smith, then that’s what people will call you for the rest of your life. It can be nice to have a new name, especially if it reminds you of your partner.

If you’re planning on taking your spouse’s name when you get married, getting married is definitely for you. It’s also an opportunity to change your name in general, which might be nice if you’re looking for a fresh start.

You’ll be able to start a new life with someone by your side, which is a nice thought to have before you get married.

Married people live a more fulfilling life. ‍

One of the most significant benefits of getting married is that you’ll get to live a more fulfilling life.

For example, you’ll gain a better perspective on life once you get married. You’ll see the world from an entirely new perspective, which will make you truly appreciate everything that life has to offer.

It doesn’t matter how long you’ve spent with someone, but some people feel that they’ve lived more of a fulfilling life when they get married.

If you associate marriage with living a more fulfilling life, then get married. It’s a way for you to create new memories and feel like you’re alive again after spending so much time with someone.

You’ll probably be more motivated to try new things and take risks, which is always a good thing. You don’t want to feel like your life is stagnant, so get out there and try something new with someone special!

Married people are viewed as more attractive.

Married people are viewed as more attractive

‍ If you’re single, people might think that there’s something wrong with you. They probably won’t be able to figure out what it is, but they’ll probably assume that you’re not happy.

The truth is, most people are single for a reason. They either haven’t found someone they think is special, or the person they love doesn’t feel the same way. It’s possible to convince people that you’re happy without having a partner. However, it can be nice to flaunt your relationship with someone special.

Married people are viewed as more attractive because they don’t need to hide their partners. They put effort into making their partner happy, which is why they look good on the outside.

If you think that married couples are more attractive, then get married. It’s the perfect opportunity to show people that you’re in a strong and loving relationship.

It’s always nice to feel attractive and desirable, so get married if you want other people to find you more attractive.

Conclusion.

At the end of the day, marriage is about two people who love each other and want to spend their lives together. Whether you’re getting married for practical reasons or because it feels like a good idea at this moment in time, we hope that your decision will bring you happiness and fulfillment. And if not – well, there are plenty more fish in the sea!

Comment and share your thoughts about getting married!

Author

  • Marcella Raskin is the founder & editor-in-chief. She is a passionate and articulate writer who has dedicated her life to studying human potential. She has studied Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Life Purpose Coaching, Group Life Coaching. She loves helping women (and men) explore themselves through writing, which allows for an exploration into one's thoughts on entrepreneurship or personal development topics such as mindset-shaping techniques that can positively shape someone's perspectives about themselves when they don't think it could ever happen! She practices sports and has studied Exercise Physiology. She is married and the mother of two girls.

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