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I Do…I Don’t…I Don’t Know

Being 22 years old in June means that at least 53 people you know are getting married every weekend. Maybe that’s a bit of an over estimation, but the race down the aisle is in full swing for many of the women around me.

A conversation with a 24-year-old woman I know from out-of-state, who is here in N.C. for a  summer internship, really put things into perspective. “People here get married young, don’t they,” she asked. “Everyone I meet keeps asking where I’m from and why I’m not married.”

Sounds about right…

Mike Kemp / Corbis - Newsweek.com

Don’t get me wrong, I’m definitely not anti-marriage. My parents have been happily married for almost 28 years and I would certainly love to find what they have one day. I think.

I guess I’m just wondering why the rush? Equality Myth bloggers and Newsweek writers Jessica Bennett and Jesse Ellison wrote a compelling article about the case against marriage earlier this month.

This article raises the question that maybe marriage is just an outdated institution. And while I agree that our ideas of what it means to be married and what roles married people should assume need some revitalization, I just don’t know if I’m ready write the whole thing off just yet.