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Single vs Marriage


Once you are married, you no longer exist as an independent entity. You might keep your job and
your relationship might be excellent, but from your wedding onward you must always think as a
husband and wife. The decisions you make affect your future together. The things you buy have an
impact on both of your finances. Everything you do must be considered from your husband or wife's
point of view. When you are single, you only have to consider your own interests when making
decisions, but you are also short the emotional support that makes hard decisions easier to bear.


Getting married can have significant monetary benefits, but it also can be quite costly. Married
couples receive a tax break and benefit from the ability to pool their financial resources. Mortgage
and rent payments are split. Single individuals receive no tax break and must cover their living costs
on their own. On the downside for married couples, single people can spend money when and
where they see fit without worrying about an angry spouse.

Free Time

Being married is a lot like a second job. You have to work at it for it to be successful. Married couples
need dedicated time to communicate with one another and help each other with their emotional
and physical demands. Because of this, married people usually have less free time to spend hanging
out with friends or checking out the latest movie. If you are single, you have more free time but also
might find that your free time is not as fun without someone with which to spend it.

The Future

One of the core elements of marriage is that in most cases it symbolizes the beginning of a family.
Married couples spend more time discussing the future --- how to save money, what sort of career
choices to make and when to start thinking about children. Married people are more concerned with
their future ability to raise their family than many single individuals who do not have to worry about
much beyond their monthly expenses.

The grass is always greener, right? When it comes to the single versus married life, it is difficult to be
objective. Each has its pros and cons at different times and they both certainly take a different
mindset to enjoy. Married people often wonder what it would be like to be single again, while single
people spend countless hours searching for their soul mate. So, which is better? In the end, you will
have to decide that for yourself but the lesson here is to enjoy the life you have, while you have it
and who you have it with. Things can change in an instant, and sometimes getting what you wish for
is not all its cracked up to be.

Let’s start with the married side of the single versus married life battle. Marriage definitely has its
advantages. There is no more hunting for the perfect date. You get to finally start building something
with someone who has made a commitment to you. You can stay home and start enjoying the
routine life of knowing what to expect. In addition to that, you can take your makeup so to speak.
Sitting around in sweat pants is definitely more comfortable than the clothes you wear when you are
trying to impress someone enough to marry you. Gone are the days of pretending that you like
certain things or are a certain way (when you aren’t) because your spouse will learn the truth
quickly. You also start getting a certain level of respect from other people in this world who seem to
see marriage as a rite of passage into adult hood.

Other advantages of married life versus single life are two incomes, which can make it a lot easier to
get the things you want in life. You will always have someone to wake up to in the morning, to wish
you happy birthday and to spend the holidays with. There will be someone there when you get
home in a terrible mood and someone that you can take out your frustrations on who won’t hate
you for it. Married life often allows a seamless tradition to having children and can always give you
an out when you are invited to do those things in life that you just don’t want to do. Another benefit
to married life is that sex, while not as frequent as you may like, isn’t something you have to prowl
for. If you are in the mood chances are there is someone right beside you who will oblige. One of the
nicest things about married life is having a partner. If the marriage is good and stable – having that
person in your life that is a constant (although not perfect) can make you feel stronger and better
equipped to tackle this world.