Their FB is full of Confederacy posts

Read the full news

How to tell men marriage is a goal without scaring them off?

Title asks the question at heart.

I’m independent, financially and emotionally stable, and I would very much like to get married one day.

My reasons for marriage include:

  • having positive married role models that I admire

  • wanting to commit myself to someone

  • to spend every day waking up to my best friend

My reasons for marriage do NOT include:

  • having a wedding

  • because that’s what happens next

  • to have more children

I am 36, with a small child, and I would rather be single than in anything less than a committed, monogamous relationship.

How do I convey that to the men I date without freaking them out? It’s totally cool if that’s not what someone is looking for but I also don’t want to waste anyone’s time.

Thank you, men!

Edit: Just to be clear, not asking for advice on “when” this conversation should be had. Also, I’m aware you can have commitment without marriage. Not reconsidering my values or intentions. I got this one. I’m specifically curious about HOW to communicate this without freaking guys out.

Edit 2: To be extra clear, I haven’t scared anyone off yet. Every guy I dated was like “yeah, me too!” Unfortunately, my last partner did a 180 at the 8 month mark and dumped the “I have commitment issues and actually don’t believe in marriage” bit. I want to avoid THAT, as well as flings.

Edit 3: Thank you for taking the time to respond to my question. Many of them were really helpful. I am going to spend some time really digging into why I want to get married and will consider a lot of things that you shared in the future.

I am a little concerned by the comments that a woman my age with a child is not worthy of marriage. It’s alarming to read some of these comments not because of a fragile ego, but because those comments are genuinely scary to read. I can see that many people have been burned by divorce or see children as baggage etc. I haven’t been burned and I don’t see kids as baggage. I have had really positive relationships and I have ever more positive views on marriage. It was never my intention to marry when I was younger - too much of a free spirit. But now it’s something I’d like. My desire coupled with my life seemed to hit a nerve with many of you. There is nothing fucked up about my life or my choices. But it really is fucked up to determine my worth by a very genuine desire in life. If there is any takeaway, it’s that open and honest discussion is extremely important.

Peace out!

Read the full news

Both iconic lines

Read the full news

Nobody does culture wars better than us.....NOBODY

Read the full news

Adobe just updated most of its apps to be all the same color...

Read the full news

Gatekeeping Coffee

Read the full news

After 2 Years of Work, I finally got my Game in the Steam Summer Festival!

Read the full news

Cops shoot at window of guy recording in Louisville, Kentucky

Read the full news

The psychology of hate

Read the full news

Using a magnet to cause a drift

Read the full news


This site

This site only for you and only just for fun. For you, who love fun and laughter.

About site content

Site content is 18+. Site content is not unique and is a compilation of information from different resources. There is no moderation when adding content.


The creator of the site, neither as e wants to hurt the feelings of believers, sexual minorities and other groups of users. If all the same you felt hurt, I'm sorry.

Our friends