I'm 27 and I'm not married. I know I'm young and still have many years ahead of me. I've had a few girlfriends but nothing serious. I'm not a loner either. I have lots of friends, I like to go out and meet new people, and I'm pretty outgoing. Most of my friends are married, have been married, or in a relationship. The remaining friends are usually in between relationships. I know several people my age who have been married and are already divorced! A lot of my friends (especially their girlfriends) ask me why I'm not married or have a steady girlfriend. It seems that in our society everyone is expected live in pairs. You share your life, your belongings, your money, and have kids with this other person. And if you don't want to do that you are looked at as a loner or weird or gay. "Oh he's been single for years, he must be gay." 50% of first marriages end in divorce! And it just gets worse from there: 67% of second and 74% of third marriages end in divorce. Why bother going through all that trouble? I see my friends getting in fights with their spouses, arguing, yelling, storming out of the room. They don't go out as much as they used to. The ones with kids have almost no free time at all! I only see them because we work at the same place. When I compare single life to married life the cons outweigh the pros and that's why I'm not married and never plan of getting married. In fact sometimes I can't even stand dating. I'm not pitying myself here. I'm not complaining or feeling sorry for myself because I haven't yet found "the one." In fact I'm quite happy with my life. I've got a great job, a nice house, nice things, good friends and family. Why would I want to change all that? Am I an oddball for thinking that? Why do I not feel the urge to get married and have children like society wants me to? Has anyone never married or have some similar stories?