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Posted: 1/19/2006 11:21:19 AM EDT
We are all smart people, right? Why the heck do we get married when we know the odds for failure are almost 50%?
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 11:22:58 AM EDT
Who knows.......
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 11:23:36 AM EDT
Because their love is so strong they will be the ones to make it.
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 11:23:55 AM EDT
They think they're "different" and the fact that they're "in love" will conquer all.

Love is an emotion that clouds judgement. If you don't realize this when you're "in love", you will be headed for disaster.
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 11:24:10 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/19/2006 11:24:39 AM EDT by BenDover]
Because 55% of the marriages succeed.

And divorce statistics are generally skewed as well because something like 70% of all divorces involve people who have been previously divorced.


Feeling rough over the fiancee' again?
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 11:24:43 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/19/2006 11:25:19 AM EDT by Hokie]
Because 55% know what it takes to make the most of a marriage

Link Posted: 1/19/2006 11:25:01 AM EDT
you have overly high expectations of people.
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 11:27:17 AM EDT
You'll miss the target %100 of the time if you don't take the shot.

That's why.

*Shrug*
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 11:28:01 AM EDT
Same reason 90% of people on the road think they are better than average drivers.
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 11:28:22 AM EDT

Originally Posted By TacticalStrat:
We are all smart people, right? Why the heck do we get married when we know the odds for failure are almost 50%?



The odds of failure decrease dramatically if you marry the correct person, and increase way above 50% if you marry the wrong one.
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 11:31:52 AM EDT
Because I go out of my way to be successful... that and I refuse to fail at marriage.

~Dg84
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 11:32:42 AM EDT

Originally Posted By TacticalStrat:
We are all smart people, right? Why the heck do we get married when we know the odds for failure are almost 50%?



Your post went wrong from the get go.

No we are all not smart people.

Next question
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 11:33:02 AM EDT
You cannot talk logic to a wet peter.
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 11:33:40 AM EDT
Um cuz the odds it will work out are still better then 50/50
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 11:33:57 AM EDT
So far, so good.
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 11:35:16 AM EDT
Because we don't want to end up old and alone with nothing but a housefull of cats to keep us company.
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 11:40:03 AM EDT
Because most people base thier relationship when they are dating on the physical, and when that part fades away they are left with nothing.
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 11:40:46 AM EDT

Originally Posted By DnPRK:
You cannot talk logic to a wet peter.





DING-DING-DING!! WE HAVE A WINNER
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 11:41:34 AM EDT
How's that line from The Matrix: Revolutions go? Only a human could come up with something as insipid as love.
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 11:42:12 AM EDT
Because we don't consider failure as an option.
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 11:43:45 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Evil_Ed:
You'll miss the target %100 of the time if you don't take the shot.

That's why.

*Shrug*



This is the best answer yet, unless you feel completeness in the idea of dying alone, except for the room being full of your favorite weapons.

I will say, however, some basic things should be addressed and decided with the proposed partner

1: Finances - what is important to spend on and what is not, etc.

2: Inlaws - can you deal with them

3: Conflict resolution - how are things resolved

4: Most important - Children - if the others above don't work, please, for the love of God, do not bring a child into your marriage, it won't fix a problem, if one wants one and the other does not, they won't warm up to the child, and even if you get this far, IT WILL, change who EACH of you are, GOOD or BAD, and you can't predict it. However, an "accident" does not have to mean you must Marry, but in this regard it is ultimately truy "think of the (your) children".
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 11:43:46 AM EDT

Originally Posted By TacticalStrat:
We are all smart people, right? Why the heck do we get married when we know the odds for failure are almost 50%?



Ask anyone that knows me, I'm not smart at all......In fact, we've determined that I'm the second dumbest human on the planet.
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