I was recently reading some articles and talking to someone at work. And both displayed a very good point that marriage does nearly nothing for men while nearly everything for women. Gives women stability Gives women protection / secuirty Gives women financial security, if you get a divorce they will get a nice cut regardless how much they actually invested What do mean truly get out of marriage these days? We get tax breaks ( oo ahh ). I mean obviously it's a commitment but at some point I know women who have abused marriage simply to profit ( I know a women who is 32 and remarried 4 times now and divorced each within 6 months and taken the full extent of her 50% as possible ). Is it getting to a do where we can't even trust women to allow them to benefit from marrying us? Perhaps the best solution is just to avoid marriage all together, but then most states even consider you common law married after 5 years of living together and if you dump her she can file to get a cut of your mortgage or income for awhile. What are anyone else's thoughts?