10 Good Reasons to Marry the Guy You’re With

by Rich Stambolian on July 19, 2013

in Lists

Being in a relationship can be tough sometimes. If you’re wondering if your guy is a keeper then take a look at this handy checklist.


1. He Probably Cooks Better Than You

Gender roles have come a long way since the 50s. Chances are, you both work. That also means that your man has probably had to take care of himself at least for some part of his life, cooking included.

Personally speaking my mom always told me if I didn’t know how to cook then women wouldn’t love me. Well, I got the cooking thing out of the way but chicks STILL don’t dig me. All kidding aside they say the way to a man’s heart is his stomach and you know what, the same goes for women.


2. He Will Drive You Anywhere

Come on ladies, you’ve all been there. Maybe you’ve gone out on a Thursday with your company dodgeball team and had too many celebratory cocktails. Who is always there for you? Your guy.

He will drive through rush hour traffic just to make sure your drunk ass gets home OK. He will pick you up during the worse snow storm and will also probably drop you off at your train or job in the morning.


3. Your Family Loves Him

Sometimes guys don’t get along with the potential future in-laws but if you found a dude who fits right in and is cool with everyone, you might just have a winner on your hands.

Meeting the family can be a hard sell for a guy but once he comes around you may be in luck. If he looks forward to your family functions, you know you’ve got a winner.


4. He Cracks You Up

Chicks dig funny guys. If your man has no sense of humor then that’s only going to get worse with old age. No one wants to be with a mean old man.

If your guy is funnier than anyone else you know, you should start thinking about locking it down.


5. He Doesn’t Argue With You (too much)

People fight. It’s natural, but if your guy doesn’t call you up angry and yelling after you left the pasta out all night then that’s a good sign.

“Fine, I’ll never show you the gum I found on the barber shop floor again!”

If he is the voice of reason and never really gets moody about insignificant stuff then you’re on the right track.


6. He’s Not a Murderer

Well, that’s reason enough but sometimes you never know a person until you get that close.  You need to know if they have any past history that may not exactly be your cup of tea, unless you’re into murderers.


7. He Takes Care of Business

He can get on the phone with your credit card company when they are giving you a hard time and fix the situation. He’s got your back when someone is being inappropriate to you.

So you’re going to refund that hidden fee, and then go fuck yourself. Cool? Cool!

When there comes a time that people are getting rowdy or out of line, he’s the one that steps up and puts people in check. That’s probably a good guy to have around.


8. He’s Got Great Friends

There’s an old saying “show me your friends and I’ll tell you who you are. This goes without saying for the girlfriend.

Guys, put down the controllers- Baby Spice is trying to tell you something

Granted you may not love them all, but if your man’s friends are good people you should take pride in the fact that your guy knows how to establish and maintain worthwhile relationships.


9. You Can See Yourself Starting a Family and Growing Old Together

Why not, right? If you love the guy and you know where his heart is (and if you can see him bouncing a baby on his knee and telling bedtime stories) then act fast and put a ring on it.


10. Love.


Rich Stambolian (@btcrich) can be found in his native habitat of Flushing, Queens. When he’s not in the wild he enjoys a good comic book, a good rasslin’ match, a video game or two, and maybe an ice cold sud.


MzKayotic July 18, 2013 at 11:02 pm

This is a great list but there’s a teensy tiny detail you’re missing… You marry him because he asks you. You don’t just kidnap him to the J.O.P and marry him. That would be a felony. Your list does give logical advice, though.

Tank July 19, 2013 at 2:12 am

Too soon. Lol

Howard Decker July 19, 2013 at 9:56 am


tanya July 19, 2013 at 9:54 am

Whoa two lady-centric posts in one week! I love the “brand expansion”. Good list.

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