Being married is ultimately way better than being single and this, of course, proves why many people regard marriage as their most important relationship and also their source of joy and pleasure. While some think marriage is one of the most beautiful things in life, some others think the opposite. For those who think the opposite, am sure if you are interrogated privately away from people’s hearing, you would admit how much you hope to get married someday. There is more to that walking down the aisle or standing at the altar which could be positive or negative.
Some married people have testified that marriage is good and has done them a whole world of good. Whatever the case may be, we are sure that marriage has positive aspects which far outweighs the negative aspects especially when your partner is your “best friend”. Hence, except for the much-talked-about weight gain and disagreements, there are huge positive aspects of marriage that many single people are not aware of. Also, in a happy marriage, the couple may possibly experience financial benefits, support, sound health and host of others. If you think marriage is for gullible people read on to see 10 undeniable reasons you should drop everything and get married.
1. Get Married and Lessen The Risk of STDs
Of course, married people have a constant and steady sex life. They neither go about looking for where to get sex nor look constantly for sexual partners. This in effect lessens the risk of contracting sexually transmitted diseases. It is very important we let you know that we are only referring to couples in which both partners love each other extremely not only by mere saying it but also in practice and thus stay true, firm and faithful to each other. People who get married and disregard their marriage vows by disrespecting their partners by cheating on them are at a higher risk of getting sexually transmitted diseases especially when they often engage in unprotected sex outside their marriages.
2. Your Spouse Will Take Better Care Of You
Records show that married people are healthier. This is so because married people take better care of themselves, and sometimes go as far as quitting all ill habits which could have led to health issues. Most of them feel they have the obligation to live for their beloved who needs them. However, in a relationship where people lack understanding and treat each other very badly, living may be disastrous and hurtful especially for the weaker person. This, of course, can reduce lifespan and also health may even be made worse. The underlying thing here is not to get married just to join the many crowd of married people but to be happily married, take delight in your married life, have a deep affection for your partner and be loved back.
3. You Can Now Share The Bills
Married people usually share expenses and split the costs of major purchases hugely needed in their homes. Most single guys out there think women would cost them more when they are married to them. This is so wrong! think about the money you’d spend on numerous dinner dates and the occasional gifts you will have to get your dates. The financial situation of married people seems better as they will definitely cut down the much expenses on irrelevant items, unlike single people in order to meet the needs of their household.
Also, with extra income in the household resulting from the sharing of expenses, you can possibly afford the things you could never afford on your own including a better home, a better car, a better vacation, and cooler kinds of stuff. Isn’t it? More so, it is very clear that couples make more expenses than most single people. For this reason, they tend to make more money by working more than they used to so they can meet the financial needs of the family. Hence, married men usually get to realize that they are providers for their wives and kids which motivates them to work harder in order to start earning better money while single men can comfortably live on a lower salary as they are not pushed to work and earn more.
4. Finally, Bad Habits Can Let Go Of You
Records show that married people quit most of their bad habits with ease because their sense of responsibility for their family won’t let them drink, use drugs or get involved in other life-threatening practices. Some dump smoking when they are inspired by their spouse and children. But for a single person, fighting your addiction single-handedly becomes far more demanding.
5. Your Kids Will Be Legitimate
When you are married, the responsibility of taking care of kids is a lot easier, especially young children. Couples who share their responsibility for their children serve a better instance. The kids of such couple learn the true meaning of “real family relationships” which will certainly make them happier personalities in their future family lives. Also, according to Dougherty, Fagan and McElvain, “The future strength of any nation depends on good marriages to produce strong income, good health, low crime, high education, and high human capital”. So, you will agree with me that married people to some extent are responsible and thus try very hard at making their offspring even more responsible. This, of course, will help strengthen the situation of a particular nation by reducing crimes to nought.
6. Your Life Will Be Fulfilled
Because most couples work really hard to earn better money it means that they can improve their standard of living and afford a better house or apartment in a nice location. They can also afford to explore different countries, better meals and quality education for their children.
7. Marriage Will Give You Kids Who Will Carry On Your Name
Considering the latest trend, you don’t need to be married to have a family, but being married is still the standard method for starting a better home. Being a parent is an aspect of manhood or womanhood that just about everybody wants to experience. Marriage remains the most steady and safe environment in which to start a family. The nuclear family, in spite of its faults, remains the most desirable model that nearly everybody yearns for. So the surest way to enjoy the happiness of having kids is to get married.
8. You Will Live Longer
A study carried out by University of California researchers in 2006 stated that single people are five times more likely to die of infectious diseases, almost 40% more likely to die of heart disease and twice as likely to die accidentally. Other studies stated that the rate of death is a whopping 250% higher among single men more than it is among married men. Many may doubt this but the obvious reason is that married people tend to support and provide for their partners especially when there is a huge need. Sharing one’s problems with someone readily available to help can ease off the tension. Any marriage filled with love and harmony along with fewer arguments, the couple will have less stress which can, of course, make them outlast the single people who bear their cross alone. needless to say that marriages, where the opposite is the case, can shorten the lifespan of both partners. My advice? Don’t ever consider someone who isn’t your true soul mate……because as marriage can increase lifespan, it can also shorten life. Therefore get married only to your true soul mate.
9. You Won’t Be Alone At Old Age
Being committed to someone is wonderful. It is absolutely rewarding to have that one person who will cherish and protect you when you are really old. Someone you could share all the years of your “cuteness and ugliness” with. Perhaps you are in luck now to be dating young and beautiful models, beauty queens, etc. Think about your old age, when you will be looking quite different and weak loosing nearly all the cute features that attracted people to you. With marriage, you are sure of having someone around during this period who will appreciate you still just as when you were much younger. It is like a life investment, you get to sacrifice some of your pleasant young age, as a reward you get to be with that one person who you will build a deep, abiding love with that is likely to last a lifetime. I hope you are reflecting deeply on the benefits you will reap when you get married.
10. Marriage = Plenty Sex
Did you know that married people have sex more than single people? Now that’s good news as it is a safe thing to do when married. For example, a study done by the Kinsey Institute states that 23% of non-married people periodically go a year without sex, while only 1% of married men experience 12-month dry spells. In a similar way, 19% of non-married people have sex two to three times a week, while 36% of married men have sex that often. This shows that, as single guys are out at the clubs, spending their salaries just to get a girl’s attention, married men are home having sex with their wives. And don’t forget they gain some health benefits, for example, sex is good for men’s cardiovascular system which can make them less prone to strokes, heart attacks and other diseases. Also, they gain mental and emotional satisfaction especially for the ladies, unlike single ladies who often suffer mood swings and even depression.
So what are you waiting for? Hold on to that special person, forget every other thing and go get married. You won’t regret it.