I've noticed this disturbing trend: many of my friends are planning to get married. I feel like they have no idea what they're getting into, especially given the divorce stats. What's wrong with just being boyfriend and girlfriend at this stage in life (to clarify, early 20s)? What is the big hurry to become legally bound to someone? Like maybe I could understand if any of my friends were religious, but they're not! Sure, I've discussed the idea of kids and marriage with my boyfriend, but at least he's with me on waiting a few more years to try it out. What's the rush, people?