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According to my mom she married my dad because of this. They turned out alright (i.e. haven't murdered each other.)
They are lucky.
My parents got married, for the most part, because they felt guilty to have sex at all, and thought marriage would alleviate the guilt in order to have sex. (It didn't, in my mother's case.) They lived for 18 years in misery. My mother nagging, guilt tripping and nickpicking my father to death, denying him sex, and him eventually (from what was obvious) obtaining his sex elsewhere.
It was a disaster. Once I heard her tell a friend she wasn't a virgin when she got married, which was the complete opposite of what I had always been told. But, the woman doesn't value the truth, so she lied to one of us. If she did
have sex with my father before they were married, she probably pushed him into marriage to alleviate her guilt. It didn't work, neither did the marriage.