He wanted to remain single

Philippines
August 11, 2008 10:05am CST
If your boyftiend told you that he wanted to remain single for the rest of his life because marriage for him is a financial burden,how are you going to react ?
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@Essie119 (673)
• Canada
11 Aug 08
I think that I would have to say goodbye. There is a time for shallow relationships when you are younger, but most people outgrow that. As for as the financial burden thing is concerned, then he sounds kind of selfish. In my opinion (and that of my husband) after the bills are paid there is no better reason for money than to spend it on people we love.
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@tlb0822 (1414)
• United States
11 Aug 08
I would tell him see ya. I mean if the guy doesn't wanna be "tied down" then what is he doing with you. Financial burden? When someone really loves you, none of that matters. Being single for the rest of your life? What does that mean... he is in a relationship but still considers himself single and available. That is just wrong, he isn't interested in being with you. All he is interested in is his own satisfaction.
• United States
11 Aug 08
I'd be very confused as to why he had a girlfriend and consider looking elsewhere for companionship. If he's just uninterested in marriage but doesn't mind sustaining a long-term relationship, that's one thing, but I'm assuming, if he wants to remain single for the rest of his life, he's not. I'd also be very interested in hearing his reasons for considering marriage to be a financial burden. Unless one person is going to quit working and you're going to have a ton of kids, marriage often isn't a terrible financial decision.
@cher913 (25895)
• Canada
11 Aug 08
it depends on how i felt about the guy, but my reaction would most likely be two words...see ya!
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• United States
11 Aug 08
i would be taken aback. I wouldn't give up on him or anything because only time tells the love you will build for someone and if you really love that person you'll trust that the two of you can make it through anything. A lot of men want a commitment without really having a "commitment" but if thats not what you want don't settle for it.
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• United States
11 Aug 08
My reaction would depend on how long we have been in a relationship for. If its been some weeks, then it wouldn't affect me much (even though he wasted my time because he should have told me upfront). If we were together for years, I would be extremely upset because why didn't he tell me this before? I believe in marriage and I wouldnt want to waste my time with someone who doesn't since we cant build a future together. Then I would break up because obviously the relationship isn't going anywhere since we have different views. There would be no use trying to hold on to it.
@DOBryan (33)
• United States
13 Aug 08
I would say "see ya"
@Amanda81587 (3046)
• United States
11 Aug 08
Ummmm then i would find someone who cares more about the thought of being with me no matter what the finacial situation was because when you love someonebeing with them is the only thing that matters most