A man has just left the following comments on a blog piece at Men shouldn’t marry. I invite you add your own ‘thoughts’.
A few thoughts from your self-appointed and terminally-single representative.
1. The cost of raising a child is said to be around £230,000. I have raised none.
2. I have lived in my present house (which I intend to die in, or owning) since 1993 and, in that time, apart from the odd bit of decorating, I have the same kitchen and bathroom layouts as on the day of moving in.
3. My wardrobe consists of clothing of my choice – of the quality, quantity and price to suit me.
4. I have not inherited another person’s relatives and friends, all of whom may require presents for Birthdays, Christmas, Weddings etc.
5. I make all the decisions about where and when to spend my money.
6. I am not reminded constantly of the various faux-pas I have committed over the years (and therefore have forgotten many).
7. I do not find myself spending over-long in retail outlets – I can get my ‘therapy’ in other ways.
8. I do not have to seek approval from a ‘significant other’ for any decisions I make.
9. I can take (and lose) interest in many things, involving different locations and people.
10. I can state my case (see above) by using ‘I’ in every sentence. (I’m always suspicious of couples, one of rep of whom – often the woman – talks about what ‘we’ believe/want etc.)
Cynical – and I know there are many positive aspects of marriage – but how about this for starters?