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  •  it's not that simple (1+ / 0-)
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    because society insists - or at least has a huge number of pressures pushing - conformity to a monogomous marriage and/or couple lifestyle.

    There is so much negative tsk tsking of perpetual bachelors or bachelorettes.  Plus our society is very much organized around nuclear families as the fundamental unit, from everything to housing to the tax code to the way cars are built.  It is even said that the military won't promote beyond a certain rank unless one is married.

    There is a lot of pressure to conform to monogamy and marriage, and not doing so shuts a lot of doors and leaves one very much against the grain.

    So it is not as simple as you make it out to be.

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