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I wonder about this. At 32 and being single, I'm not really holding my breath on it. I also only see marriage as a piece of paper.
Legal marriage grants a lot of important rights, such as hospital visitation, citizenship, healthcare, parenting, and medical decision rights, so that's what I see it as. I *have* a piece of paper that is not legally binding, that just says we committed to each other. We got it made by a professional calligraphy artist. You can get a piece of paper anywhere. Marriage is a lot more than that, at least in the United States.