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What would a marriage-less world be like?

A society where there is no concept or expectation of 2+ people to stay together in a moral/legal/social union.
tynamite's avatar First things first, there would be more promiscuity. There is no denying that. More committed people will cheat, as they'll have no rings on their fingers to remind them and others that they're married. Also when you're not married, it's so much easier to break off a relationship. You don't have to be as loyal and kind to people when you're not married to them.

So obviously, more people will be single, and less people will be committed together. There will be more men and women on the dating marketplace. This will have implications on society.

The way our genetic makeup works, is that men are designed to spread their seed by picking the women they like, and that women are supposed to pick the best mate to give them the best looking children. This is instinct. What this also means, is that men choose the women who are sufficent, and that women choose the men who are preferential.

Let's remove looks from the equation and imagine that everyone is good looking. If you was to have a Gossip Girl-esque or Vampire Diaries-esque environment, in a school, workplace, whatever; what would happen is that the women would go after the Chase Crawford's and Ian Somerhalder's. The other men wouldn't get a look in. Women go for the preferential men, and men go for the sufficent women. The men would typically like most of the women in that environment.

This is something that has been proven by evolutionary science and psychologists.

So what does have to do with marriage being nonexistent?

With more men and women in the marketplace, it will be harder for men to get acquainted with women; because more men on the marketplace, means less women for men to choose from.

When you give women more choice, they get more picky, and for men it gets more difficult to go on dates.

This is something that has been proven by evolutionary science and psychologists.

By encouraging marriage, more women are committed and taken out the marketplace, which makes it easier for men to get women. The next two sentences I say will be controversial. With more men being married, it leaves women with less choice of what men to have. It leaves women with less choice.

People say that governments encourage marriage, because married couples typically have more children; which gives the government more money to tax. This is true. But it is also half the truth.

Another reason why governments encourage marriage, is because by legalising and encouraging marriage; it allows more men to be given the chance to have women. This is good for the government, as it allows the population to grow at a better rate. This is also why governments promote monogamy, and frown upon polygamy.

Also research shows that fat women lose their virginity and have sex as often as women who aren't fat. Do you think those results will be the same for men?

This is something that has been proven by evolutionary science and psychologists.

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