“Do you hereby take… as your lawfully wedded husband/wife… to have and to hold.. to honour and to cherish… in sickness and in health?” This question is posed to couples throughout the world who have decided to take a solemn and permanent vow of marriage. These couples are aware of the implications of marriage and have decided to take on a new role as a Mr or Mrs, abandoning their singlehood. However, there are many in the world who are not willing to take this vow of marriage. We therefore see a firm boundary distinguishing the married from the single, where advantages and disadvantages of getting married and being single can be explored.
Marriage is no longer a top priority in this day and age. More and more people are choosing to remain single in order to be free from the responsibilities and obligations attached to a relationship or marriage. Such responsibilities include caring for two persons instead of one. This trend is increasingly seen in the younger generation which ranges from eighteen to thiry five. Being single provides an open door for an individual’s independence, freedom and personal space.
Men who are fresh from universities and brimming with potential and promise may prefer to go full force in climbing the corporate ladder at remarkable speed. Headstrong and optimistic in their ambitions, they try to avoid hindrances in achieving their goals. Getting married may mean slowing down their pace of life, adjusting to a new level of responsibilities and perhaps even considering starting a family. All these may seem like obstacles in attaining materialistic goals such as being able to buy luxurious cars, living in condominiums and carving a niche for oneself in society. Marriage, is therefore either put on hold or insignificant.
Many woman are adopting the same beliefs as men nowadays. Armed with the weapon for knowledge and education, the social aspirations of women in society have taken a drastic change. Seeing themselves as no less than...
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