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    Quote Originally Posted by Larkenfield View Post
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    How about marrying your first relationship in your life?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zofia View Post
    Not true the higher you go up in income bracket the more likely you are to be married at least in Europe pretty sure it is the same in USA.

    Personally I think poor and working class have been socialised to reject marriage to grow dependence on the state in place of a bread winner.
    I did not misspeak. My statement can be corroborated with just a little research. I was not offering an opinion, I was speaking to established social science.

    Further, my statement did not speak to different socioeconomic groups within society but rather to society today vs society in the past.

    Sorry I was not more clear, my bad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by atsizat View Post
    How about marrying your first relationship in your life?
    A very good idea if that person and you are both ready to commitment to each other.

    In this way you grow together. The older one gets the harder it becomes to adjust your life to another's.

    There is science behind this. We, as humans build physical pathways which become more set with age.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zofia View Post
    Not true the higher you go up in income bracket the more likely you are to be married at least in Europe pretty sure it is the same in USA.

    Personally I think poor and working class have been socialised to reject marriage to grow dependence on the state in place of a bread winner.
    That's a novel theory. The governments of the last 35 years have done their level best to shrink the state and largely succeeded, so who is socialising them to grow dependent upon the state, when that section of the state has been shrunk the most?!

    Also, who says being married is an alternative to 'the state' or even a successful alternative. Who is the breadwinner? Why can't breadwinners be unmarried?

    The higher you are up the income bracket the more people marry for reasons other than just love. Maybe some people recognise marriage for what it largely is: a way of tying-up official recognition of partnership for legal reasons. Not just an act of committing to love, even when that is but one of the motivations.

    Lots of questions to be asked and holes to be plugged here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eugeneonagain View Post
    The governments of the last 35 years have done their level best to shrink the state and largely succeeded...
    I find this hard to believe. Do you have any examples of this with supporting data?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fritz Kobus View Post
    I find this hard to believe. Do you have any examples of this with supporting data?

    You must be joking. It's like asking for 'supporting data' that Bach wrote good counterpoint.

    It could end up as a very long reply, which in truth I'm not willing to write in-full. The beginning of it starts in the mid-1970s with the rise of the ideologically-driven 'public choice theory'. However, I'll go with a few examples and I'm concerned with the UK and Europe (which are much more often labelled as "nanny states").

    We could start off with the fact that more than half of council-owned social housing - we'll call it 'affordable housing - has been sold off, to some occupiers; put under stewardship of housing corporations (which are essentially run as private housing businesses); or simply demolished and the land sold to developers. There are no replacements. Do a search on 'affordable housing shortage' and add the name of any European country.

    Skipping forward... The infamous 2008 crash was a marvellous moment for the heirs to Thatcher and others like her. The 'making savings' approach to economic austerity centred on dismantling help to the most needy people. Cuts to things like transport to and from schools for disabled children and for disabled pensioners. Easy targets who can't fight back. Then yet another campaign to portray a 'benefits culture' of people stealing from hard-working people in order to whip up anger and discontent and make massive cuts easier to carry out. Cuts to so-called 'state dependency'.

    The officially policy of the World Bank has been to advise those countries seeking assistance on how to reduce their spending at the very bottom of society as a central bargaining chip in exchange for assistance. A condition imposed by ideologues who seek to privatise every aspect of the world - except corporate welfare and their own benefits.

    Which brings us neatly to 'state dependence' for massive corporations which continues unabated. Like the £800 million Nissan has extracted from the British taxpayer for 'financial assistance' and 'development grants' and discounted land. The story is the same over the economy with either bailouts or state support for private companies or ex-public companies that were privatised supposedly to make them more efficient.

    So...as I stated in the post to which you replied, the part of the state Zofia was referring to is the part were most shrinkage has occurred. Therefore it would be most odd for people to be eschewing marriage in favour of something that isn't there. Not that I think there is a meaningful either/or choice anyway.

    Plus, you'd think that if 'the state' was trying to get people off its 'teat' (as the right-wing likes to put it) they would go all out for things like same-sex marriage to get even more people off the books.
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    I'm a one girl a day guy myself

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    Quote Originally Posted by StrangeHocusPocus View Post
    I'm a one girl a day guy myself
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    I'm a stay away from "a one girl a day guy" girl

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    Quote Originally Posted by StrangeHocusPocus View Post
    I'm a one girl a day guy myself
    It's the best way to be until you're at least 40, then you marry a girl half your age and have a family. Marriages work best when the man has seen it all.

    That's if getting women comes easy, because if so you'll never be faithful if you marry young.
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    Quote Originally Posted by StrangeHocusPocus View Post
    I'm a one girl a day guy myself
    Let’s hope you don’t meet up with a one guy a day girl or you might regret it. Discretion in the use of one’s body parts is the better part of desire. There are viruses out there the size of a Volkswagen Beetle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1996D View Post
    It's the best way to be until you're at least 40, then you marry a girl half your age and have a family. Marriages work best when the man has seen it all.

    That's if getting women comes easy, because if so you'll never be faithful if you marry young.
    I always had good luck with women, married early, and have been faithful. You strike out - go to the minor leagues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eugeneonagain View Post
    That's a novel theory. The governments of the last 35 years have done their level best to shrink the state and largely succeeded, so who is socialising them to grow dependent upon the state, when that section of the state has been shrunk the most?!

    Also, who says being married is an alternative to 'the state' or even a successful alternative. Who is the breadwinner? Why can't breadwinners be unmarried?

    The higher you are up the income bracket the more people marry for reasons other than just love. Maybe some people recognise marriage for what it largely is: a way of tying-up official recognition of partnership for legal reasons. Not just an act of committing to love, even when that is but one of the motivations.

    Lots of questions to be asked and holes to be plugged here.
    % born out of wedlock
    % of signle parents clamming state aid for a child?

    This has decreased over your given time-span compared to historical norms?

    Also I’d argue the entertainment industry and education try their best to depict Motherhood as not desirable. Today’s female characters in western media are effectively men but portrayed by women.

    Social securities are certainly not shrinking here can’t speak for the USA.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Larkenfield View Post
    Let’s hope you don’t meet a one guy a day girl or you might end up in trouble.
    But how would I know?

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