Behind every cynic, it is sometimes said, lies a disguised romantic. Could this be why couples who have spent years, often decades, horrified at the very idea of matrimony are increasingly tying the knot? Not for these couples the white frock, morning suit and wedding breakfast extravaganza, however. Such conventions symbolise some of the ideological reasons they were anti-marriage in the first place and why they did not marry their long-term partner years ago. Rather, most sneak off to some low-key ceremony and then sheepishly admit to family and friends that yes, they have given into an institution they have long detested. In many cases - the woman's especially, since it is she who is most likely to oppose marriage - their preference is that as few people find out as possible.
Read the entire Guardian story here.
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