Singles eager to pair up despite marriage being a dying institution
There have been great heated debates on the subject of marriage especially when so marriages end up in divorce. Some are questioning the merits of marriage and wondering if new ways of legalizing couples could overcome the anguish and pain of separation. There are some who are already engaging in contractual agreements where both partners agree to a term of 3 to 5 years. After this period, they can decide whether they should continue or not.
An aftereffect of this marriage crisis is that many western nations such as Germany are seeing dwindling figures in the number of births. Clearly, the choices of taking up partnerships would entail off springs but the low figures suggests that there are other effects at play here. One of them of course would be the lower number of marriages that maybe taking place between couples. However, the healthy and strong traffic levels to online dating sites also suggests that singles are eager to pair up. Perhaps the shifting trends in coupling are related to the enjoyment factors of individuals such as sex, company and with the added advantage of individual freedom.
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We all know that marriages that took place over fifty or one hundred years ago most stood the test of time. You can recall many couples who have gone through 30, 40, 50 or 60 years of marriage and many are still married today. So what happened to cause such volatility of marriage figures that we are seeing today? It may be, that we have much individual freedom of expression and desires that may not sync completely with our partner. An interesting trend that comes out of the marriage figures are that western world or when a nation expands in power and wealth, the figures for marriages look extremely disappointing. US has one of the highest number of divorces than any other place on earth.