I don't know
I don't care
This in no way means I'm planning on going out and having an illegitimate child. Just playing devil's advocate.
I'm kind of going by my own personal experience here. I lived with my first husband for two years before we got married. He always said, "It's only a piece of paper." It was more than that to me. He always said, "Don't ever give me an ultimatum." And I never did. I just told him I was leaving. Oops! Many happy years later as a married woman, I never regretted my decision -- or his.
Thank you, Quazi!
I really don't have a desire to be married. I was probably one of the only little girls who DIDN'T have dreams of white picket fences and a bunch of kids. I wanted to be a professional and live in a penthouse apartment in NY City and be a single fun-loving girl when I was younger. Yeah right!
Both yes and no for me. If it weren't for sex without marriage, I wouldn't be here to post this. I guess the correct question would be "should people have a litter of kids if they work at McDonald's?"
"The trust of the innocent is the liar's most useful tool." : Stephen King
"Commerce with all nations, alliance with none, should be our motto." Thomas Jefferson
On a related note, I just wish people would put two ounces of thought into screwing before they do so. This is one of many cases where people don't think about risk versus reward worth a darn, thus a significant number of children are born to parents who aren't financially ready or aren't mature enough.
"With me everything turns into mathematics."
"It is not enough to have a good mind. The main thing is to use it well."
"It is truth very certain that, when it is not in one's power to determine what is true, we ought to follow what is more probable." -- Rene Descartes
Interesting story. When I was born the Catholic church refused to baptize me because my parents weren't married when I was conceived, so my mother (who was brought up Catholic ALL the way) took me over to the Protestant church and had me baptized as Protestant. My parents DID get married before I was born though.