I have made four tough decisions, that I have though about for a very long time. I have considered the pro's and cons, and am making these choices solely based on what is best for me, in my life. I have decided the following three things. I have decided that while I want to be in a long term committed relationship, I consider marriage a scam, and too much of a gamble. I think people in a relationship, need to be able to walk away, without all the emotional bloodshed that divorce has, and with over 50% divorce, and less people getting married, I cannot accept that marriage is anything more then a fairy tale, taught to little girls, who believe you can have it all. and men who are pressured into it. My 2nd decision, is that I will not date a single mother, and never have children of my own. I am not emotionally, or mentally equipped to do so, and I am not the least bit interested in being a father. Third, and finally, I think living with a woman, or living with the opposite sex is a terrible idea. In my humble opinion, when youre in a relationship, you need to have a life outside youre relationship. You need to have a safe space, to call youre own, and when you want to have friends over, or have a fight, it is best to have your own place, and if you break up, its much less messy, because, you both have youre own space to go too. fourth, I have decided that if men and women are going to be equal, it is imperative, women stop asking and/or expecting men to take care of them, men and women must take care of each other first, before they take care of anyone else. I think women should pay 50% for any date, whether its the first date, and/or during the duration of any relationship with a man.