There are these things that lonely people who are afraid of commitment make. No, I’m not talking about pipe bombs. Although that would be a good alternative answer. I’m talking about marriage pacts. Alliances that say when you both reach a certain age, if neither of you are married or dating someone, you two get married. Yay! If marriage didn’t already have a negative history.
You really have to hate yourself to say to someone else “Hey, I don’t want to date you now or anything, but if by the time I’m 30 I haven’t found someone better than you, let’s get hitched.” You’re allowed to do whatever you want so please, don’t get discouraged. We all make mistakes. I’m curious though, has one of these pacts ever come to fruition?
In some countries they have this thing called arranged marriages. Yeah, you’ve heard of it. It’s not that rare. I don’t know why I’m pretending that you’re dumb. The parents choose who their children will eventually marry. I get why hundreds of years ago that would make sense. You’d want your daughter to marry a prince or a swift care salesman. Something where you’d know she’d land on her feet after you’re gone. In today’s world it makes no sense. With so many choices of cereal you should never not get a chance to choose your spouse. That’s the person that you have to spend 10 years with before divorcing. That should be your choice. Not your stupid parents who have already had a loveless marriage and only stuck together so you’d be fooled into thinking arrange marriages still worked.
No one has ever made a marriage pacts with me. That’s probably because nobody really wants to marry me. I’ve gotten that “You’re the kind of guy I’d marry” before. Then I pause, wait for the “but” and hear a thousand reasons why I’m the right person at the wrong time. That’s so old. And it reminds me of that old music video with the creepy stroller babies and the man faces.
A marriage pact can be good I guess. I have a feeling that in them one person is madly in love with the other. Usually the guy loving the girl. It must be heartbreaking to think for all those years, watching all of her failed relationships, knowing that you could make her happy. But she’s too stubborn to commit to you. She has to wait until she’s old and used up before giving you another shot at a date. The television show Survivor has taught me a lot of things. Pacts, alliances, tribes, none of them matter. Everyone will screw you over if it benefits themselves. That’s why you shouldn’t make a marriage pact. Richard Hatch will screw you over in the end. Maybe push you down the stairs like he did to his son.
And like I said, you’re allowed to do whatever it is you want with your life. If a marriage pact is something that you and someone else want to make then go for it. I’m happy for you. To see someone take a lasting relationship with such little maturity makes me smile.