@Jonathan: they did a survey in Norway some time ago concerning the likehood of breaking up, I'll see if I can find it, but IIRC the diference was only about 2-3%. Of course, this is in a country were relatively (they still make up a majority) few people marry, so it might not apply elsewere.
Myself, I think that since income is as inequall as it is, marriage makes a lot of sence if only to give your love the rights she deserve. Of course, you could just write a contract, but many seems to prefer mariage for some reason. Yes, they often fail, but so what? would it be better if they broke up without marrying?
Last edited by mur'phon; 03-02-2009 at 02:47 AM.