My opinion is that people should do whatever they want in regards to getting married. I had no desire to get married until I actually found someone I wanted to marry. I think people put way too much emphasis on finding a spouse and getting married, they don't let nature take its course and instead they rush the issue of marriage. I think that is why there are so many divorces these days. That, and people don't know how the whole "commitment" thing works.
I've pretty much said, "No." to relationships in general. I don't want to get married, but I don't want to be a heartbreaker, either. I don't want to get married, because you might love the guy with all your heart, and he'll love you and treat you like a precious jewel for awhile, but that wedding vow, "To hold and to cherish... as long as we both shall live," always gets broken. Coming from a family where I didn't have a cherishing dad, I don't want to end up with someone like that.
My mom tells me it's worth it, but I find it hard to believe. You might be able to forgive the yelling, the demeaning words, the uncaring attitude, the apathy... but you can never forget it, and I don't want to have to deal with the pain of having I dearly love treat me that way. Just no.
I don't see the difference between being married and just being committed to each other. It is unnecessary unless you like ceremonies and weddings and such which I do not.
Marriage is beautiful. I wish more couples could make it work so there wouldn't be so many divorces.....