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I think so
making rape socially acceptable
We could distribute leaflets, get someone like Jamie Oliver to front it
Like... it seems that everyone in their 40s and 50s is married, and have been for some time, but most of the people I know, most of the people here, don't even seem close to ready for the big push. Do we just expect more from life now? Was there a willingness, or even a desperation, to tie yourself down to one of the first few people you met back then, without really considering the possibility that they might not be the right person for you?
Well researched phenomena
People expect more from life/have wider horizons/are more career driven/are more sexually experienced and are therefore aware that a monogamous relationship that lasts the rest of your life has a high rate of failure and are therefore less likely to take the leap until they are well into their thirties and are suitably desperate that they don't end up dying with their cat for company
End of thread then.
I'm not sure how much I was thinking of that when I started this thread. Also, there were other factors at play there, like my mum spending most of her childhood in foster care, and therefore looking for a strong, protective figure to compensate for that (my dad's 15 years older than her as well, so 'father figure' would probably be appropriate). Even so, she was 20 when she got married. 20! Madness.
i would type why, but ive burnt my fretting hand so im just using my right hand to type. rubbish.
there's plenty of single milfs out there, and the only reason I can think of why confidentials always have 'OHAC' written in them is because they're advertising. It's a bonus if the kids come included.
Its not as important to rationalise a soceity in terms of "pairing up" to reproduce and create an environment that is "conducive" to allow a new generation to thrive.
Also, people hate each other so, so much more
3 day weeks and mass unemployment?
'always' been hard to settle down with a family.
..Ask Henry XIII.
As long as you can find someone who loves you as much as you love them. It's all gravy.
...Best not to go all catholic.
probably because everything changes all the time nowadays, no one knows where/who they'll be in a few years time, so much uncertainty harder to commit and people get pulled in different directions probably
Back in 'the day' everyone seemed pretty content to settle down with any old slapper they could find. Sometimes that would turn out quite well, other times it would turn out not so well; however, the main point is they all just stuck together. The problem is we're not living in the '50s anymore. People would court, get married and then move in together, the woman falling pregnant a few months later. Nowadays everyone is out there shagging 'til all hours, then moving in with as long-term boyfriends/girlfriends and when shit gets too hairy, they just go "Oh, sod this! I'm out of here!" If they do that when they're just living together, there's no hope of them handling it when kids and marriage come into the picture. Forcing everyone into these marriage and familial shackles would solve stuff much more quickly. It's all the Left, too, teaching people to fight against stuff. You should be happy with the rum lot you're given.
Mind you, I don't want to be married, nor do I want kids. I'd just like to have a long-term girlfriend to watch films and have sex with. She'll have her own place too.
Also, people want to stay as young as possible for as long as possible. I can't wait to reach 40 and act 40.
Yeah and other stuff.
"Look at these idiots. I would've left ages ago if I was either of them".
but I'm pretty sure only out of fear of being alone. Anyone could see that they're totally incompatible with each other though, so it doesn't really worry me.
but if I married someone I definitely think id want my own room
I don't like that word "partner", either. I prefer "lover" - sounds loads better.
Once weekly meetings sounds pretty good: meet up for dinner, talk about recent developments of the week, then go for a bit of passion and then your own ways for another week. I'd like to keep contact to how it was back before everyone had a 'phone and stuff. You know, "Okay, I'll get you at [place] at [time] on [day]" and then you don't see or speak to them again until that time, unless it's a chance meeting. It keeps the romance alive and also the juices bubbling - if you really are passionate about someone then you'll let it all brew for a week until you can see them.
"Okay, I'll get you at [place] at [time] on [day]"
This sounds amazingly threatening :D
"I'll get you! I'll get you! Just you wait!"
but our regular use of DiS would negate the "no contact for a week" rule.