Marriage makes you boring shocker!

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Marriage makes you boring, says survey

Aisha Phoenix
Thursday April 14, 2005
The Guardian

It is common to hear claims that marriage makes couples boring, but now there is evidence to support it.
Married and cohabiting couples go out much less than those who live apart, according to a survey by the Morgan Stanley credit card.

Married couples will spend an estimated £1,058 this year on going out, compared with £4,056 for unmarried couples.

Unmarried couples go out with friends and family three times a week, whereas married and cohabiting couples only go out once, the survey of 1,000 Britons found.

Denise Knowles, a counsellor for Relate, thinks money worries could be the main reason for couples' changing attitudes towards going out after marriage.

"I think a lot of it is down to the fact that finances have already been stamped for something else," she said. "They have probably got mortgages to pay. They may have children to support and may have to consider childcare."

But the duties that accompany running a household may also have an impact. "They have also got the responsibility of keeping the house going. There may not be as much time to go out."

The effect on married couples of staying at home varies from household to household, but some couples may find it frustrating, added Ms Knowles.

"Sometimes they can become quite staid," she said. "People say, 'it's so boring, we don't do anything'. They get into the proverbial rut and that can cause conflict. They can become uninteresting people to have around because they don't have much to talk about."

Such couples should think creatively about how to make time to go out on a budget, she added.
Is it just me, or is this a statement of the blindingly obvious? Shurely the reason all these SINGLE people go out is to become ATTACHED so that they can stay in, curled up in front of the fire with a good book? :D
 
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..staying in, drinking malt, reading a good(ish) Walt book while herself avidly devours the adventures of Super Nanny, Property Ladderettes Beeny and Kirsty (woof-woof, down girl) and Wife Swappers. It doesn't get much better than that. If it does get too heady a mixture then whistle up the dog and skedaddle to the pub for some intellectual banter (e.g. "Woodward's a cnut" "No he isn't" "Yes he is" et cetera)...
 
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Depends how long you've been together. i find that going to the pub on my own raises such lady questions as,

1) Why aren't you taking me with you?
2) Don't you want me meeting your mates?
3) Whats her name?

Followed by a long period of silence for a few hours!!!!

Single's have it easier, if the lass your chatting to pisses you of, change pubs. Its a little more expensive than that for the couples. Maybe we're going out less so we can save up to go out more!!!!
 
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I've got a single mate in his mid-thirties who every six months has the dirtiest sex imaginable with the most depraved twenty-somethings that grace the planet. It's great being single, or so he says.....

It's funny that when we do go out for a beer together he never talks much about the other 180 days between wild shags, days when he invariably goes home to a big, quiet, empty house and goes to bed alone after eating a cold kebab.

I wonder why that is?
 
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"...who every six months has the dirtiest sex imaginable with the most depraved twenty-somethings that grace the planet"

Why six months? Does it take him six months to save up to pay for sex? or Can he only spare the time to fly to Thailand twice a year?
 
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Gonzo said:
"...who every six months has the dirtiest sex imaginable with the most depraved twenty-somethings that grace the planet"

Why six months? Does it take him six months to save up to pay for sex? or Can he only spare the time to fly to Thailand twice a year?
You haven't seen him. :D
 
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Unmarried couples go out with friends and family three times a week, whereas married and cohabiting couples only go out once, the survey of 1,000 Britons found.
Once a week? Lucky, lucky barstewards. Now that, is living it.
 

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stabtastic said:
Unmarried couples go out with friends and family three times a week, whereas married and cohabiting couples only go out once, the survey of 1,000 Britons found.
Once a week? Lucky, lucky barstewards. Now that, is living it.
Hmmm....that has a familiar ring......been married more than ten years then? :wink:


Lee Shaver
 
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Married + Mortgage = spending fcuk all on going out.

Single people spend more to go out, impress and pull thereby gaining access to the sex that marrieds get without the financial outlay.
 
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