In most parts of the world, women marry quite early in their lifetime while in the same places, you find the men getting married very late. Some even marry in their 40s, and others in their 50s?

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But what could be responsible for this trend?

1. THE FEAR OF COMMITMENT

While a few men have no problem with sticking to one woman for a very long time, there are lots and lots of men who have a problem with it. This is why most men get scared at the thought of marriage. They’d rather be in the sort of relationship where they won’t have to feel responsible for, and accountable to someone than be in one where their ‘freedom’ will be limited. They want to live life their own way, and not have to be bothered about someone else’s feelings.

2. THE FEAR OF GETTING INTO THE WRONG UNION

The problem for some men isn’t commitment; rather, it is the fear of falling into the wrong hands in marriage. Some men have heard different stories about failed marriages, and the reasons they failed; others have had a few bad relationships themselves, and when they put these into consideration, they opt to remain single, than put themselves in danger of settling with the wrong woman, and suffering the regret and trauma that may follow.

3. SINGLE FRIENDS

When you are single, and most of your friends are, the thought of marriage may hardly occur to you because you have no one in your life to remind you of it. You tend to live the sort of life they live, just so you continue to have them in your life. This is why you see that most men get married only after their friends must have because that is when reality sets in. And apart from that, I’ve seen instances where friends dissuade friends from taking the next step in their relationship. All these can contribute to make a man uninterested in marriage.

4. THEIR FINANCIAL STATUS

We all know that money plays a major role in starting a family. Without money, you cannot even have a decent wedding in most parts of the world. This is why you find that most men would rather wait till they have enough of it before they take the big step in their relationship. For this set of men, the will is there, but the money isn’t.

So those were the major reasons why I think a lot of eligible men choose to be single instead of getting married, and starting a family. Are you an eligible bachelor? Why are you still single? Please, share your reasons with us.

Source:Elcrema

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