Originally Posted by NotJustMe
NRE is a crackpot theory cooked up by a bunch of people who want an excuse for themselves for being too self-centered or not mature or responsible enough to handle all of the effort that a marriage requires.
NRE is not an excuse for anything. It is a feeling. For YOU, monogamy is the only way to live. This is not true for everyone. For those who don't require monogamy from their loved ones, NRE is something that is possible for them.
If you think marriage requires MORE effort than polyamory, I invite you to learn about polyamory. The more I read, the more I get exactly the OPPOSITE impression.
If you want to stay effectively single and screw around for the rest of your life, fine by me...but at least have the decency to be honest about it, instead of trying to come up with "scientific" theories to explain why you don't really want to grow up.
I agree that one must be honest. One should not promise monogamy and then run around cheating. NRE is a scientific theory? I missed that.