Ok, gals (and the few men here)...why is it that most women feel that if they're not married, their relationship isn't real? After reading the other thread about moving in with your partner, I noticed that a lot of the girls felt the ultimate goal in a relationship is to get married, whereas I think the ultimate goal is to create a loving, and caring commitment. Now, that's not to say that they aren't attainable in a marriage, but rather, if you're in a loving, caring relationship, that's not enough, cause you're lacking the ring. Can you be satisfied with your partner's word for commitment, or does a marriage certificate make it stronger...or, does this all not matter as the reason you got married was simply to show your love to the world and your family. Honestly, I have no intentions of ever getting married, but that doesn't mean that I don't want a longterm commited relationship. So tell me your thoughts! I'm ready for the flames!!