Screen Shot 2015-04-13 at 3.15.00 PMMen just aren’t the marrying type any more, and in her new book, “Marriage Matters, Janice Shaw Crouse, says that many men live in a state of “perpetual adolescence”.

According to Crouse it’s depressing that men aren’t marrying women like they did back in Laura Ingalls days. But is it really that bad?  “It’s very, very depressing,” Crouse told “They’re not understanding how important it is for the culture, for society, for the strength of the nation to have strong families.”

So just because people aren’t getting married, society is doomed? I think figuring out why divorce rates are so should take precedent over why men aren’t running to the altar.

“And I know the feminists just yell and scream if you say anything like this, but time was, girls set the cultural morays, the standards, the parameters for intimate activity. The girls were the ones that set those boundaries. And now it’s the guys who do,” Crouse told

“And it’s doubly terrible because the colleges now are predominantly female. So you have some – up to 60 percent of the student bodies are female. And almost all of them are more than 50 percent female. And so the ratio [of] male/female is out of sync.

“And that means the girls have to live by the guys’ demands. And that means less romance. They don’t date. The girls, I have talked to numerous young women, lament the fact that they don’t have the opportunity to dress up and go out for an event.”

If men don’t want to get married, let them stay single, but don’t think for one moment that marriage is the end-all-be-all.  And just because people aren’t married, doesn’t mean they’re not shacking up.

According to 2014 data from the U.S. Census Bureau, 7.9 million opposite sex couples in the U.S. live together but are not married. And let’s not mention the babies these people are having. Some people don’t feel the need to solidify their relationship with a piece of paper.

Clutchettes, what do you think about the fact that so many men aren’t getting married?

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  • Geekdom

    Men are in a “state of perpetual adolescence”
    Can it be that women are in a state of perpetual princess-hood
    Marriage is a financial service contract, which you will discover if ever you try to break it. Men aren’t singing up for it because way too many women have abused this contract, and men pay pay pay
    go to work ladies
    or don’t
    or like whatever

  • mj1993

    i don’t have anything against marriage…but its just the dumbest thing a guy can do…i would never marry….as a man i have everything to lose and by everything i mean everything for the rest of your life…a woman in a no fault divorce state can cheat and get pregnant by another man and the law expects her husband to take care of the kid even after a divorce, he would lose the house, half of all of his other assets(at least), may have to pay alimony and then on top of that she can draw on your social security, and pension when you get retirement age, the judge will take her word on everything and even if you do get visitation rights she can outright ignore the court order and I ONE HUNDRED PERCENT GUARANTEE you that she will not be held in contempt oh and then you have to pay for her lawyer and all court fees…i know guys that will never financially recover from their divorces and will have to work until they aren’t physically able….on rare occasions I get a bit lonely but then i just think about my buddies or I see some guy getting screamed at by his wife/gf and i instantly snap out of it…its just not worth the risk especially when more than 50% of marriages end in divorce and its initiated 70% of the time by the woman…..i have mini relationships and when the woman wants more she knows that she will have to seek it elsewhere as I am honest with women and upfront about not wanting serious relationships but for some reason they all see me as a challenge and just can’t fathom that I can be happy without a woman and all them start off okay with hanging out and maybe eventually hooking up…but it always comes to making a commitment