For Men: 5 Reasons to Get Married vs. 5 Reasons to Never Get Married

There was a time in my life when it just seemed obvious that getting married was the right thing to do. But over time, after being immersed in Red Pill culture and hearing a lot of horror stories, I thought there was a surprisingly good case against marriage to be made for men. What it really comes down to is that there are some very compelling arguments on both sides of the equation for guys. Which way should you go? Well, you need to consider the costs and benefits of marriage in the modern world.

5 Reasons Men SHOULD Get Married

1) It’s the best way to raise children: Almost every statistic imaginable from drug use to suicide rates to teen pregnancy shows that kids do better when they have two parents in the household. So, if you want to give your children the best chance to succeed, you can’t do it without a mommy in the house. Of course, you don’t need to have children, but when you consider that you have an unbroken line of ancestors that had kids all the way from the start of human history to you, I think it’s naïve to believe that you are going to break that chain and be better off for it.

2) Companionship / Cooperation / Division of Labor / Someone else vested in your success: When I asked my happily married friends what they liked best about marriage, almost inevitably they said something akin to, “It’s great to be part of a team effort.” There’s someone else to help. To take you to the doctor. To watch the kids. To do things you aren’t good at doing. You’re adding on another person in life who will be hitching their bootstraps to yours so that the two of you can strive for success together.