“Things are changing so much, especially this country, we have kind of failed with marriage. We’re so protective of this really sacred but failed institution. There’s got to be a new model. I don’t know what it is, but maybe it’s like 10 years with a lease to buy or rent to own.”
While the majority of people believe that marriage is still very necessary and important to building stable families, some agree with Jones. Last year, a Times Magazine survey found that many (nearly 44% of those surveyed) believed that traditional marriages are obsolete. This is evident by the fact that people are waiting longer and longer to get married, and some are choosing to opt-out of marriage all together, deciding instead to live with their committed partner and raise a family, all without being married.
So what side of the debate do you fall on, Clutchettes and Gents? Is marriage still necessary?