I got married because we love each other and I was not willing to have any more 'buddies' in my life. Also, even though I was doing fine on my own I welcomed the thought of the man in my bed being 'mine' by marriage. I had my own career. I had my own money. I know my temperaments, which means I know my strengths and weaknesses. Men before my husband where only for pleasure...like play toys. Because of the lack of trust and commitment, I downgraded them to something needed only for 'booty' calls. Then I met my husband. With all of his wonderful qualities, I decided he was a keeper. He is my lover and friend. That's why we got married. Plus, the Bible states that it is better to get married than to fornicate and go to hell.