The other day I was having a conversation with a good friend of mine about the evolution from dating to love to marriage and how timing plays a part in all of that. We were having a pretty normal girl talk back and forth until she dropped this little doozey of a statement into the mix: “Whether they admit it or not, every woman wants to get married!” I found myself nodding yes, but thinking “naaah!” On the surface it sounds logical enough, right? I mean don’t all women eventually hope to marry? But then I thought about how some independent women I know who’ve already made it clear in their twenties that they don’t have any intentions of saying “I do” to anyone. Their reasons for feeling this way, when said to me, seemed totally valid.
Now according to my friend’s logic, these women are just masking their true desires to ultimately be a wife. But for what? As wonderful as I think marriage is, I can admit any day that it takes an unbelievable amount of hard work and dedication to join your heart and life with another. It’s not a game. So what if some women would in fact rather spare themselves the drama in favor of another course in life? I honestly don’t see the harm in that, and I think it is possible that they do in fact truly feel that way. So I guess I don’t agree. There it is. But judging from how strongly my friend touted those words, I think a lot of women out there would concur with her. Do you? Do all women really want to get married whether they admit it or not? Would love to hear from you ladies on this one! (The single girls especially.) Thoughts?