Tomorrow night, at restaurants across the land, men will whip rings out of their pockets and try to find some vaguely original way of asking the woman across the table if she would like to spend the rest of their lives together raising children, choosing furniture and arguing about just how clean the bathroom vanity needs to be kept. At many other tables, women will be hoping for a proposal that doesn't come. If you are in that second group, I have some hard news for you: It's probably time to leave.
If there are any unmarried women who actually read this blog (and I don't know if there are, and I kind of doubt that there are, but just in case) let me lay out a bit of free advice: Men need a damn good reason to pop the question.
I've said it before, and I'll say it again: Modern life, modern feminism, has changed women from something special, someONE special, into just another room-mate that you have sex with. A friend with extended benefits. Men take on almost all the risk in a marriage today. If a divorce happens, women get the children over 90% of the time, even if the father is a more capable parent. Wife cheats on husband and files for divorce? Husband still has to pay alimony and child support, even if he was the wronged party.
Granted, that doesn't happen all the time. But it happens enough. And it's happened enough to all of us men or our friends, to the point where no, we're not going to just get married because getting married is the perfect way of getting screwed over for two decades or more even after the marriage is over.
So ladies, exactly what do YOU do that's so special that your man should marry you? What do YOU do that sets you apart from every other woman out there? If your answer is "Well, I have sex with him!" congratulations, you have the same qualifications as every other woman walking around that he could have sex with. Your vagina doesn't make you special, because there's always another vagina. And as a married man who has rebuked the women who attempted to seduce me despite the massive ring on my left hand, let me assure you that should a modern man want a vagina, there are plenty available at very low rates.
So what do you do to make a man marry you? Try doing the one thing that modern women and modern feminism cannot and will not do. Be an old fashioned Lady. Offer to be the woman who makes his house a home. Avoid falling into the trap of "oh we need two jobs so we can have the newest cars and the biggest house and the loudest phones and and and..." See what happens when you turn back the clock, reject modern feminism, and just enjoy being a MAN and a WOMAN together.
I bet you'll be surprised.