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Lauren Slocum
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Are you ready to say, "I do" to marriage? If you've been thinking that you want to get married, consider this list a form of encouragement and comfort as you prepare to walk down the aisle. There are plenty of reasons why people get married; maybe you want your children to have a traditional familial structure, or perhaps your marital union will honor your religious beliefs. Maybe you simply can't imagine life without waking up to the sweet little snores of your partner beside you. Whether you're ready to tie the knot or not, here is a list of reasons people get married. 

Coming in at a close second on the commitment scale behind having children, is that marriage is one of the most rewarding, challenging, and life changing endeavors an adult can pursue. It's a bond between two souls; a union that's intended to last a lifetime; a choice to commit to the betterment of yourself not as an individual, but as one part of a unit. Those words "'Til death do us part" don't translate to, "I'm kinda bored and I think I just fell for my hunky coworker." Getting married means becoming an army of two that will stick it out through the rockiest of trials and tribulations. 

Have you found yourself thinking, "I want to get married" lately? If so, wonderful! Once you've found the right person, marriage can be inexplicably amazing. You can complain about all the things that annoy you one moment and then beg them to rub your tired feet the next. Enjoy meals, take care of your family, adventure the world, sleep off hangovers... while any one can choose to marry, finding the right person to bring into your world is a unique and incredible feat. 

So if you're looking for an insightful list of reasons for marriage, check out these thoughts on the holiest of matrimonies. Vote up the reasons you agree with and add any of your own reasons for getting married below!
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Because You Always Want That P... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Reasons to Get Married
Because You Always Want That Person in Your Life

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No One Else Makes You Feel Mor... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Reasons to Get Married
No One Else Makes You Feel More Comfortable Than Your Partner

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Because You're Madly in Lo... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Reasons to Get Married
Because You're Madly in Love with Your Partner

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Because Happiness Is a Byprodu... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Reasons to Get Married
Because Happiness Is a Byproduct of a Healthy Relationship

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You Want Your Kids to Have a F... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Reasons to Get Married
You Want Your Kids to Have a Familial Structure

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To Celebrate Your Love with Fr... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Reasons to Get Married
To Celebrate Your Love with Friends and Family

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To Have Someone to Come Home T... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Reasons to Get Married
To Have Someone to Come Home To

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To Learn About Yourself by Sha... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Reasons to Get Married
To Learn About Yourself by Sharing Experiences with Someone Else

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When You Look at That Person a... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Reasons to Get Married
Lipinski Ellen added When You Look at That Person and think "Grow old with me and be my love".

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To Solidify Your Relationship&... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Reasons to Get Married
To Solidify Your Relationship's Foundation

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To Enjoy Your Hobbies with Som... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Reasons to Get Married
To Enjoy Your Hobbies with Someone Else

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To Have Sex Regularly is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Reasons to Get Married
To Have Sex Regularly

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Because Having a Lifelong Part... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Reasons to Get Married
Because Having a Lifelong Partner Is Proven to Make You Happier

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Because You Want to Start a Fa... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Reasons to Get Married
Because You Want to Start a Family

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Because Life Can Be Tough, and... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Reasons to Get Married
RobLein added Because Life Can Be Tough, and Being Married Helps You Get Through Life's Problems

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You'll Always Have a +1 is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Reasons to Get Married
You'll Always Have a +1

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Because You Don't Want to ... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Reasons to Get Married
Because You Don't Want to Die Alone

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Because You Want Someone to Ta... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Reasons to Get Married
Because You Want Someone to Take Care of You

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You'll Always Have an Excu... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Reasons to Get Married
You'll Always Have an Excuse if You Don't Want to Do Something with Friends

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Because Marriage Might Help Yo... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Reasons to Get Married
Because Marriage Might Help You Live Longer

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To Honor Your Religious Belief... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Reasons to Get Married
To Honor Your Religious Beliefs

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To Take Advantage of Tax Break... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Reasons to Get Married
To Take Advantage of Tax Breaks

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Hangover Sex Will Always Be Av... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Reasons to Get Married
Hangover Sex Will Always Be Available