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Old 07-26-2018, 07:47 AM   #1
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Poll:Are you married or unmarried?

I got curious what the percentages are, based on the threads we're having lately.

Are you currently married or unmarried? I'm not interested in never married vs. divorced vs. widowed, so I didn't split it up that way. Just whether you're hitched or not.
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I got curious what the percentages are, based on the threads we're having lately.

Are you currently married or unmarried? I'm not interested in single vs. divorced vs. widowed, so I didn't split it up that way. Just whether you're hitched or not.
You need papers/governmental blessing or does action count louder?
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You need papers/governmental blessing or does action count louder?
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In a 7 year relationship which for all intensive purposes we act fully like a married couple, but choose to remain single of which we are both in 100% agreement.
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You need papers/governmental blessing or does action count louder?
I'm referring to legally married.
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"Are you married or unmarried?"

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Old 07-26-2018, 08:23 AM   #7
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I'm referring to legally married.
OK. Just passed 40 years with the woman who has shared the bed, saved my life, holds my heart, is joint owner on all assets. Like Nemo2's answer.
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I don't remember when it wasn't this way

I am extremely married. I got married at 22, and about to turn 60, so that means in just a few more years I will have been married twice as long as I wasn't.

I'm so married I can't contrive a mental picture of me NOT married, other than when I was a child. I wouldn't know what to do if I ever became unmarried (it will involve a wooden box). Find a girlfriend? Fuggeddaboudit! I have no dating skills, I'm not good looking, and left on my own my housekeeping standards would no doubt rapidly approach those of a geeky adolescent.

I'd have to change my avatar to be more representative of what I'd become:




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Today's the 43 anniversary of our marriage.
July 26th was a good date, Today is 32 years of ups and downs, but overall a good roller coaster ride!
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I am extremely married. I got married at 22, and about to turn 60, so that means in just a few more years I will have been married twice as long as I wasn't.

I'm so married I can't contrive a mental picture of me NOT married, other than when I was a child. I wouldn't know what to do if I ever became unmarried (it will involve a wooden box). Find a girlfriend? Fuggeddaboudit! I have no dating skills, I'm not good looking, and left on my own my housekeeping standards would no doubt rapidly approach those of a geeky adolescent.

I'd have to change my avatar to be more representative of what I'd become:




Girls, come and get me!


+1. Same boat here as well.
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In a 7 year relationship which for all intensive purposes we act fully like a married couple, but choose to remain single of which we are both in 100% agreement.
How about those less intensive purposes? And what would you consider to be the most intensive purposes?

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Woops, forgot to include the flip side of the engaged option: married but impending divorce. Hopefully there aren't too many people in that boat.
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Today's the 43 anniversary of our marriage.
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Married 19 years and loving it!
And we are in our 19th year of unmarried bliss! I'm happy for you, really I am! But when I saw "19" I just had to chime in.

Being unmarried isn't ideal for everyone, but it is for us at this age. We are as fully emotionally committed as we would be if married. We have both BTDT earlier in life.

We regard legal marriage to be more relevant to the financial end of things and we prefer to keep our finances completely separate. We both prefer having control over all of our own money in retirement, since we can't earn it again at this age.

We really do keep our money separate. When we eat lunch together, we each pay for our own lunch, for example. Well, except on special days such as our birthdays, in which case the other one buys lunch.

Also we are both agnostic, so we don't need formal church blessings either.

They say that most marital arguments are over money, and we feel we have almost completely eliminated this type of disagreement from our relationship by not becoming financially entangled. We try not to smother each other too, and that helps.
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In a 7 year relationship which for all intensive purposes we act fully like a married couple, but choose to remain single of which we are both in 100% agreement.
Same here... but I am at 17 years...
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