Marriage is so 8000 BCE. Think about it for a minute. What’s the point? Tribal alliance, off spring (to work, hunt, fight, etc.), mutual benefit from labor. But love? Hot sex? Soul mates? Sorry. Not unless you were incredibly lucky, ridiculously rich, or lived in the later half of the 20th c.
So, as we run head long into the 21st c, what does the institution of marriage mean? When was the last time you were at a wedding that functioned as a political alliance? Or, when did your best friend have 10 children to work the farm, or fight in the militia? The institution of marriage no longer carries the same weight as it used to; its purpose is outdated.
What does it mean anymore? All that I’ve heard from folks is ‘what-marriage-means-to-me’ kind of language. But, if its in a total state of redefinition, should we bother redefining it? Or, should we just drop the term and concept altogether? And move on to serial monogamy like civilized folk? Is that what the 21st c has to offer?