Marriage as a social institution is doomed.
I repeat. Marriage as a SOCIAL INSTITUTION is doomed.
If you want a marriage as a proof for your romantic relationship, feel free to marry and you have my blessing. I’m not talking about the collapse of marriage as a convention, but as a social institution that solves social issues.
Marriage as a social institution mainly serves to make sure men and women form stable and efficient unities to collaborate in agricultural production, and to make sure the progenies can be identified and selected for inheritance. It is a SOCIAL INSTITUTION in response to the agricultural economy of pre-modern times. And since nowadays, such economic base has vanished, the complete fading of social meanings of marriage is ahead of us.