There are important benefits to being married and so it raises questions about why one would remain single for twenty three years longer than the national average, which is 27 for men.
They believe that their soul mate hasn't appeared yet. The truth is that most of them have specific, common obstacles that act as a barrier to success, which are listed below the next paragraph where the pictures are.
This is a true story: Over a 23 year period Adam* met hundreds of single women on dating websites, at work, at the gym, and in college and law school. They were all different. He had two long term relationships, with Lilith* for six years and Eve* for three and a half years. Lilith said that Adam gossiped about her to his mother, he pressured her to get an abortion, he always had excuses to get out of everything that he didn't want to do, and he always had an excuse to postpone getting engaged even after their 5th anniversary. Eve said that Adam continued to date other women through their first year, including his ex-girlfriend Lilith. Additionally, he gossiped about her to his mother, pressured her to get an abortion, and he always had excuses to get out of everything that he didn't want to do. They got engaged but he always had an excuse to postpone the wedding. His sister told her that he has a violent temper and later he began to abuse her as much as he could without actually hitting her. Obviously Adam is a low-life loser but he can't see it, and he tells all of the new women he dates that he's been searching for his soul mate for 20 years and she hasn't appeared yet.