Should people get married in Uganda

Affirmative points

People should get married

 We do live in a hedonistic society, but that is not to say our ideals are healthy. Marriage is a sacred thing that is good for man and women. It promotes family values. Married people are much more successful than those who do not marry. Marriage is something that needs to remain in our society.

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Marriage is great!

While, at times, marriage is a complicated thing, more often than not it’s a lot of fun and you grow a lot from it. Everyone (in spite of race, sexuality or other factors) should be able to get married, and if it’s right for them, marriage can be a great thing.

It makes you happy


It makes you happy… One of the ways that getting married improves your life is by making it last longer. Various studies have indicated that happily married men tend to outlast their single counterparts. For example, a 2006 study performed by University of California researchers contended that single people are five times more likely to die of infectious disease, nearly 40% more likely to die of heart disease and twice as likely to die accidentally. Other studies suggest that the rate of mortality is a whopping 250% higher among single men than it is among married men.
You know that big-screen TV you’ve been saving for? Well, if you were married, you’d probably own it by now. Being married means sharing expenses and splitting the costs of major purchases. You cynics out there gripe about the money women cost you, but the money you’d spend on dinner dates and the occasional gift is dwarfed by the prospect of having an extra income in the household. Marriage means you can afford the things you could never afford on your own; it means a better home, a better car, a better vacation, and cooler stuff.
OK, so technically you don’t need to be married to have afamily, but marriage is still the standard method for starting a family. The nuclear family, despite its flaws, remains a sought-after model. That’s why having kids is another argument in our top 10 reasons to get married. Being a father is a dimension of manhood that just about every guy wants to experience — and marriage is the most stable and secure environment in which to start a family.
Sure, you’re on a hot streak right now, dating 20-year-oldyoga instructors and baristas, but we both know that’s not going to last forever. How’s being single going to work out for you when you’re 60, when you have hair in all of the wrong places and no one can stand to look at you? Marriage is an investment in your future. Sure, you sacrifice some of your sweet single years, but in exchange you get to make a long-term investment in one person, building a deep, abiding love that has the potential to last a lifetime.
As our own Justin Prugh covered in his article, Why Do Single Women Like Taken Men, married men are more attractive to other women. Now, we’re not suggesting that you should get married purely because it will make it easier to score with other women, but we are suggesting that marriage makes you appealing to the opposite sex. Getting attention from beautiful women feels good; it’s a confidence booster. Plus, when you go out with all of your single buddies, all of the hot women will be hitting on you. Who’s laughing now?

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Legal and economic protections are key

 Why would you leave the one you love without the legal and economic protections promised to a spouse? It’s clear that economic protections and legal protections one can extend to a spouse by marrying are more important than the supposed freedom one keeps by remaining single. Let’s be frank–staying single only allows a person the illusion of freedom. If you love someone and want to help protect them beyond your (uncertain, unknown) date of death, marry that person.

Yes, people should get married.

 Putting all the religion and love aspects aside, I believe that marriage can be successful as rite or survivorship. If you have been in a relationship with someone for years, regardless of common laws, and not married them, they can have almost zero rights to anything including social security death benefits, life insurance and pensions. Being married cures this problem by ensuring a rite or survivorship should something happen to your loved one or yourself.


 Yes, I personally believe if one finds the person they are meant to be with then they should get married. Marriage is sacred and a commitment. It can be difficult at times, but we learn and grow from this. Family values seem better when a person is married as well. Marriage should stay in our society.


 There is nothing wrong with the single life, and many single people live useful and happy lives. But for most, a lifelong, committed, monogamous marriage is best. Marriage is the pillar of stable society; it forms the center of most people’s lives and provides the best atmosphere for the birth and nurturing of children.

Negative Side

They may, if they want to, but they are not obliged.

 You can live together without any need of a document. Why should I certify my love/desire? Why should you care what society thinks? Your children (if any) will get the same rights as the others. I am confident enough in that person, that I don’t need her signature. I guess we can be happy together without getting married.

Technology and the rise of narcissistic personality disorder has killed marriage

 In today’s world it’s too easy to cheat. Men are by nature more interested in this activity than women, but the ladies are catching up fast. Let’s face it, marriages don’t last. I myself was married to a serial monogamist — maybe one of the worst types of men to be married to. When they leave, they act offended, as if you’re the one at fault. Their narcissism does not allow them to take responsibility. Marriage is NOT a good option for anyone. Women’s hearts are broken, and sometimes men end up plain broke. People have no idea how to raise children. They do not realize that they must give their children time and attention. Notice I didn’t say quality time. Wow, Dad, the ten minutes you just spent with me were fantastic. Thank you so much? NO. It means real time, it means putting your children ahead of yourself. Yeah, really.

Not necessary now

 I am shocked to see the results, that marriage is the only thing that every individual should do. It disgusts me. No couple or for any one for that matter, must sign a pointless contract. I feel that it is a form of brain washing and control. It annoys me!

You can have a fulfilling life without a spouse.

 Relationships are messy because people are messy. People change. People get sick. People get tired. People go through mid-life crises. Why go through life with someone when there is significant chance they are going to cause you unimaginable sorrow? You can have a fulfilling life without a spouse. You can have the career you want, spend time with whoever you want, decorate your house the way you want, travel, eat whatever you want….You get the picture. You don’t have to have someone constantly nagging you to pick up your socks. You don’t have to worry about your spouse flirting with their sexy co-worker. You can live how you want and be who you want without a significant other. Don’t believe in society’s message that you are incomplete, that your soul mate is somewhere out there just waiting to complete you. Be a whole person in an of yourself.

People should not get married.

 Although marriage seems attractive, it is not as appealing as many people think it is. Many couples grow tired of each other after a few years and end up getting divorced. In reality, humans are not meant to be monogamous. It is natural for people to have many partners in their lifetime, and it does not make sense to get married to only one.

No, I don’t think so

 No. You either love/have a bond with someone or you don’t. Going through some ceremony, putting a metal hoop on someone’s finger and making a mark on a piece of paper has no consequence to anything. It’s an imaginary status, it doesn’t get you anything that you didn’t have before… But now you’ve got the government involved in your love life? I’m not aware of any really compelling reasons to do it and I suspect that a large fraction of marriages happen because people think that’s just what they’re supposed to do in life, a box to tick.

If your bond is really as strong as you think then you don’t need a legal contract forcing you to stay. What is more, relationships do often turn sour, people do grow tired of each other, and if that happens then it’s best to just be honest about the situation. It’s not so easy to be honest when you’re legally tied to someone who can take half your stuff and make your life very difficult if you try to leave, and there are few things more unhealthy than living a lie. You don’t continue any other sort of optional relationship when it has become a chore, so why this one?

Furthermore I don’t think it’s a natural state for humans to be in anyway – monogamy is rare in other primates and we’re not as far out of the jungle as we like to think. It’s no surprise that, since marital collapse no longer carries the same social taboo in this mentally liberated modern age, we now see marriages having such a high failure rate – we’re seeing humans behave more true to our nature rather than hiding/denying it for cultural reasons.

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