A single man writes…

A man has just left the following comments on a blog piece at Men shouldn’t marry. I invite you add your own ‘thoughts’.

A few thoughts from your self-appointed and terminally-single representative.
1. The cost of raising a child is said to be around £230,000. I have raised none.
2. I have lived in my present house (which I intend to die in, or owning) since 1993 and, in that time, apart from the odd bit of decorating, I have the same kitchen and bathroom layouts as on the day of moving in.
3. My wardrobe consists of clothing of my choice – of the quality, quantity and price to suit me.
4. I have not inherited another person’s relatives and friends, all of whom may require presents for Birthdays, Christmas, Weddings etc.
5. I make all the decisions about where and when to spend my money.
6. I am not reminded constantly of the various faux-pas I have committed over the years (and therefore have forgotten many).
7. I do not find myself spending over-long in retail outlets – I can get my ‘therapy’ in other ways.
8. I do not have to seek approval from a ‘significant other’ for any decisions I make.
9. I can take (and lose) interest in many things, involving different locations and people.
10. I can state my case (see above) by using ‘I’ in every sentence. (I’m always suspicious of couples, one of rep of whom – often the woman – talks about what ‘we’ believe/want etc.)

Cynical – and I know there are many positive aspects to marriage – but how about this for starters?

About Mike Buchanan

I'm a men's human rights advocate, writer, and publisher. My primary focus is leading the political party I launched in 2013, Justice for Men & Boys (and the women who love them). I still work actively on two campaigns I launched in early 2012, Campaign for Merit in Business and the Anti-Feminism League. In 2014 I launched The Alternative Sexism Project, aiming to raise public understanding that the sexism faced by men and boys has far more grievous consequences than the sexism faced by women and girls.
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  • Hah! You seldom hear women sounding so positive about being on their own! If this non marrying thing catches on – women will have to change their ways!