Whether you want to get married and have that fairytale happy ever after ending but don’t think it’ll happen or just can’t see yourself getting married.
How you think about marriage, act, and what you believe in helps shape your future.
If you’re trying to weigh up how likely it is that you’ll ever get married, I can help.
Here are 50+ signs you will never get married and how you can change your destiny if you want to:
Signs You Will Never Get Married
- You’re constantly putting your career before relationships and don’t see yourself slowing down.
- You just don’t believe in the idea of marriage and what it stands for.
- You could never imagine signing away half of your assets, even if you’re in love.
- You’ve never even been in a long-term relationship and don’t feel like you’ve missed out at all.
- All your friends are either single or getting divorced and it makes you happy you never married.
- Your parents were never married and they’re the happiest couple you’ve ever met.
- You don’t like spending money on things that aren’t necessary (and to you, that means a wedding).
- The idea of walking down the aisle makes you sick with anxiety.
- You don’t like being the center of attention and the thought of getting married scares the heck out of you.
- You have no desire to be tied down to one woman/man and love playing the field.
- You enjoy the company of your pets more than you do human beings.
- You have a child from a previous relationship and told them you will never get married.
- You’re in a committed relationship and your partner is adamant they do not want to get married (and you’re OK with it).
- You’re always making jokes about your married friends and how boring it is to be married and tied down.
- You can’t put your finger on why exactly, but you don’t believe in marriage.
- Marriage goes against your religious or personal beliefs.
- You feel like your life is perfect as it is and something like marriage would upset the balance.
- You are a spiritual person and you’ve had a vision or heard a voice telling you never to get married.
- You don’t believe in monogamy so there is no point in thinking about ever being married to one person.
- All of your married friends are constantly telling you how miserable they are and how lucky you are not to be married.
- You hate compromising and are very strong-willed.
- You are very much stuck in the habits and lifestyle you have right now.
- You’re autistic and find change almost impossible.
- Going to other people’s weddings makes you feel sick inside and you know you’d never go through with it.
- You don’t believe in the idea of soulmates and know that you’d only get married to someone who was that special.
- You have extremely high (and unrealistic) standards and no one is ever going to be able to meet those standards.
- You want there to be an easy out for your relationships, ‘just in case’ and it makes you feel better.
- You’ve been thinking about marriage for quite some time and you know deep down it’s just never going to happen.
- You’re very particular about your money and don’t like the idea of ever having to share it or split stuff down the middle.
- You think that if you get married your partner will stop making as much effort.
- When you list down the advantages and disadvantages of marriage the disadvantages column far outweighs the advantages side!
- You’re a self-confessed commitment-phobe.
- You’re getting old and feel like the window to get married has already passed you by (and that’s fine by you).
- You have a long bucket list of things you want to complete and getting married will get in the way!
- You know that you’re not going to be able to give enough of yourself to someone else to make them happy.
- You enjoy being alone and don’t intend to be in another relationship, so marriage is definitely not on the cards.
- You don’t want to grow old with the same person and are scared of what that stage of life would look like.
- You’re too much of a ‘mommy’s boy’ to have another woman in your life.
- You’re scared of getting hurt.
- You’ve been engaged before and hated everything about it even though you didn’t get married.
- You think that people change throughout their lives and are sure your – or your partner’s – feelings would change years down the line.
- You consider yourself to be super risk-averse.
- The only person you could imagine seeing yourself married to is already married to someone else.
- You lost your true love/soulmate before and promised them you’d never get married to anyone else.
- You can’t even bring yourself to talk about marriage with your partner, and they don’t want to talk about it either.
- You’re well aware that around 50% of marriages in the U.S. end in divorce and don’t like those odds.
- You have been let down in many ways a bunch of times and have lost faith in people.
- You know divorce would be highly frowned upon in your family/religion so see it easier not to get married in the first place.
- You are a bit of a rebel and always one to avoid traditions.
- You don’t agree with the religious aspect of marriage and feel like it would be hypocritical.
Is It Unusual or Odd to Never Get Married?
I’m sure you’re surrounded by people who either were married once (or more) or are married, but there is nothing odd about never getting married.
In fact, it is quite common!
It’s estimated that the number of adults not getting married has risen sharply from around 29% in 1990 to around 38% today.
That shows us that there is an ever-increasing number of people who don’t want to get married for whatever reason, so you’re not odd at all if you’re in that category!
The important thing is that you don’t feel pressured to do anything you don’t want to do or feel comfortable doing.
If you don’t want to get married, you shouldn’t.
Image credits – Photo by Fabien Bazanegue on Unsplash
Phil lives in England, UK, and has around 20 years experience as a professional life, career and executive coach. He started this blog to help others find and define their own self development journey. Blogging about a wide range of topics to help facilitate a better future.