There are statistics that say people who live together before marriage are more likely to divorce, but consider the fact that people who refuse to live together before marriage are more likely to continue in an unhappy, loveless marriage.However, if you're not a virgin, I really honestly do not understand your opposition to the idea.
That is a privilege for family members or a spouse only.
If couples would sit down and look at the pros and cons, of both marriage and living together, they could come to a decision that may be a wiser choice in their lives.
They no longer introduce their significant other as a boyfriend or girlfriend; they are now husband and wife. In fact, only a spouse or family member is allowed to visit a critically ill patient in the hospital.
When you are living together with someone, there is no ceremony to celebrate this type of union.
This shows ignorance and immaturity of these types of people.
I think it also shows a fear of commitment and stability to the person or persons in a relationship.
Living unmarried with a significant other, can also affect finances negatively.
Without a binding contract, such as a marriage license, the cohabitant can move out at any time, and take everything with him or herself.
If there are children involved, the children suffer as well.
A child would have to explain to other children why their mommy and daddy are not married, and why their mommy has a different last name than the child.