Perhaps it's a sign that this country no longer upholds so-called Christian values. I like to think that I would be considered a good Christian based on my personal values, but I would still prefer to avoid marriage with my partner. It's a contract that has nothing to do with true love, and the ritual has become sort of stale in its purpose. Why would you want to get married when you know that it's most likely going to fail? I think that internet and cell phones do make a difference, but that the difference has already been made. I'm a pretty honest being. I find cheating to be disgusting, and there's just no joy in lying to get my way. The truth cuts deeper, and no one wants to hear it anymore. Divorce is way up, and we're hearing songs like, "If you liked it then you should have put a ring on it" trying to warp us into some mold that no longer fits our society. In fact, I have to laugh every time I hear that song, because I have an ex who used the same words on me once upon a time. If I liked it, trusted you, had met your friends and family, and thought you or I were worthy of baring children, then you'd have had two rings on that mother fucker babe. The thing is, and maybe this is just me, I don't trust anyone anymore. I've been burned in nearly every relationship, in one way or another. Mistrust is a huge government plot, whether you care to admit it or not, and it seems that they're attempting successfully to transplant said mistrust into the bedroom. I'm not going to stop dating because of the apparent evil agenda, but I will definitely wait to put any rings on any fingers until my chosen one and I are at the perfect place in our lives for it. If that never happens, then so be it. Too much goodness in the world waiting for each of us to be worrying about marriage! Now then... off to see the wizard.