In every industry, there is a prominent woman who is reshaping the way that society views gender roles. Along with that shift with gender role identification, we’ve also seen a shift in the trends of marriage.
In the old days of human civilization, women were always typecast to have served as agents of marriage; a means for men to preserve the continuity of their bloodlines. Women were made to stay at home and raise the family while men went off in search of livelihoods. We’ve seen a shift over the centuries, and little by little, women have been transcending traditional expectations that are set for them. Women are making waves in all shapes and forms throughout the world.
In every industry, there is a prominent woman who is reshaping the way that society views gender roles. Along with that shift with gender role identification, we’ve also seen a shift in the trends of marriage. Less and less women are getting married than ever before and there are many factors that are contributing to this phenomenon.
Here are some reasons why less women are thinking about marriage these days:
1. Career Comes First
Most women of the modern world are incredibly goal-oriented and career-minded. If relationships end up serving as hurdles towards finding success in their careers, then you can bet that relationships will be deprioritized. Women are climbing industrial ladders in various fields and they should have the right to do so without the help of any man. Marriage is far from their mind because their own success is all they can currently think about.
2. Marriage is Expensive
The wedding ceremony itself will be incredibly painful to the wallet, but the marriage itself won’t be so easy on the bank account either. It’s much easier financially when the only person you have to support is yourself. You don’t have to think about sharing resources, utilities, and other such expenses with other people. You and you alone are accountable for your money and you like it that way.
3. The Time Commitments of Marriage are Too Much for Now
When you get married, you’re essentially giving up your traditional concepts of “alone time” to your marriage. Your time is no longer yours alone because you will always have to take into consideration the schedule that you share with your partner. This is only magnified once you have kids. Your time will have to stretch itself even further once you have to share it with other people. When you’re single and independent, your time is entirely your own and this appeals to a lot of women.