These are some reasons that come to mind why people get married. Recently I heard people get married to determine who their next of kin are (a strange reason to get married in my opinion).
What do you think are some good reasons to get married and be committed for life, when 1) many marriages end up in divorce anyways 2) living in a committed relationship (de facto) is acceptable in modern society?
I think one benefit of getting married is that if you face relationship issues down the line, there is more effort to solve them. You can't just walk away as easily. If you're not married, you can just pack up your things and go without having to go through the legal rigmarole. It is an incentive to work harder to stay together.
If you are married, and get a divorce, there is also more insurance of a fair divide on property, and who owns what. In the UK, the government also offers incentives for people to get married rather than just live together.
Well, I think it's more work getting married than just moving in to live together. You need to apply some documents, and then there might be the wedding where you announce your relationship to all your families and friends. Naturally, you will need to be more careful when thinking about breaking up after that, considering all the troubles you've gone through to get married.
Besides, getting married can make it more formal, so there will be more commitment from both sides. You partner would need to think twice before considering cheating or any such things if everyone knows you two are married and there is a wedding ring on his finger as proof. In any case, you will feel safer knowing your rights are protected.
Another plus is the wedding photos. Any women would love the chance to get in a wedding dress and be the most beautiful bride for her special day.
Great Question. I believe marriage is a union created by man tied in with rules that are culturally set into concrete. It probably was established as a measure to create more order through the culture.