Years ago The Sunoo, Inc. surveyed the married couples without marriage licenses. 71% of the surveyed replied that they had been too busy to get the licenses, and 13.7% replied that they wanted to get the licenses after a certain trial period. 4.8% replied that they didn’t need licenses at all. The common law marriage is increasing due to the diminishing expectation about marriage and the modern hectic life.
Mr B, who is 32 years old, was once like a hero in a movie.
He met a beautiful once-in-lifetime lady, and they hurried to marry within couples of months. However, a certain man stood up in their marriage ceremony, and shouted that he is the husband of the bride. The fact was that bride was once in cohabitation with that man. To make it worse, the pretentious attitude of the woman made the cohabitation develop to common law marriage because the man thought that he had the real intent to marry her. In such cases, Mr B may look miserable. It is very unlikely that the introduction of never-married single woman to him for marriage. If someone had been through marriage ceremony or lived like a common law spouse, he/she would not be treated as never-married single anymore.