Brad Pitt, who once said in an interview that he and Angelina Jolie wouldn’t get married until everyone had the same rights, gave a statement to People on the recent legalization of same sex marriage in New York.  He said that although it’s encouraging that New York granted equal marriage rights to its citizens, every American has the Constitutional right to marry whomever they love, regardless of the state they reside in.  He believes that someday this discrimination will end and everyone will have the equal right to marriage.

What are the benefits of getting married versus just living together?

Cupid’s Advice:

Ever wondered why getting married is important for some people?  Believe it or not, people benefit more when they get married compared to just living together.  Here are three reasons why:

1. Commitment: When you’re married, there is a commitment to make your relationship work.  However, when you’re only living with your partner, there isn’t a strong desire to make things work when an argument arises.  It’s easier to just give up.

2. Financially successful: When you’re married, you share everything: furniture, food, etc.  This means you’ll save more money than you would if you were just living with your significant other.

3. Live longer: Statistics revealed that married couples live longer than those who are single.  Why?  It might be because there is always a woman to take care of the man.

Why do you think being married is better than simply cohabiting? Let us know in a comment below.