Why would anyone with assets get married these days?
I see this a lot on mano-sphere type sites, where I read stories of men who get taken to the cleaners in a divorce. There is usually a high initial cost in the divorce, followed by stories similar to what we see here - endless arguing over alimony, CS, and "extras" for the kids. Many men have sworn off marriage because it opens them up financially to tremendous loss.
In my case, I was engaged to my SO at one point, until she decided that she was "entitled" to an "upgrade," and tried to find herself one of those bad-boy alpha males that she has always thirsted for. After getting her back blown out my multiple Chads over year-long whoring spree, she eventually realized that none of those guys would take care of her or her kids - they were only after sex. Realizing she couldn't make it on her own, she reluctantly came back, and I reluctantly accepted her.
Come to find out, during the time we were engaged, she never actually wanted to get married. She routinely talked shit to her female friends about how "she wasn't looking to get married any time soon," and clearly thought she was doing **me** a favor by agreeing to get married. Even though she was (and still is) broke, and I was the one taking all of the financial (and, as it turned out, emotional) risk in asking her to marry me. Any time we had a fight, she would take off her engagement ring, since she clearly held it in contempt, just to highlight her disdain of the idea of marrying me.
Given all the above, I can't see what I would ever marry this person. She brings nothing to the financial side of the relationship, she doesn't think highly of marriage, and is mostly with me for my resources. So it's a fairly easy call to never get married to her. But, it also got me thinking - is there **any** woman I would trust enough to marry? Even if I trusted someone, what is the real upside to getting married? I can't see one. I see a lot of financial (and emotional) risk in making it offical by marrying someone, but what would I get out of the deal that I can't get by living with someone?
I would note that there are some women in my area who are better off than me financially (doctors, lawyers, a few executives), but women like that are either taken, or would date guys higher up the food chain than me. Therefore, I don't really see a scenario where I'm with somebody who has more money than me, and they are the one taking the risk.
So, throwing it out to the group - does anyone with assets see any reason to get married any more? I sure don't.