...of having a 'relationship' if you're not in the position to get married or even THINK about getting married in the near future (5+ years)? When you find someone that you really like or have strong feelings for, there's all this pressure to commit and start a serious relationship... but for what? I'm 21, still in school, military, etc. I have big plans to travel (and most likely deploy) when I finish school and I certainly don't plan to live in my hometown the rest of my life... so my thoughts are what's the point? I see all of these people around me (myself included) put themselves through ridiculous shit because of some relationship they're in, only for it to end, in tears, when you have to part ways. So why do we do this to ourselves? Are we so blind that we don't see the obvious end in sight? Or is it just easier to have sex on a regular basis with the same person, and somehow justify it by dealing with all the other attachments a relationship brings (sacrificing time, money, other dating opportunities, etc.) Any thoughts?