What do you think of marriage? Do you think you will ever get married?

Responses gathered by Eve Winnick, Loara; Kelly Darling, Calvary Chapel; Michelle Pham, Trabuco Hills; Koreen Kalie, Westminster; Brian Singer, Fullerton; Luke Fenchel, University; Persida Brasov, Garden Grove; David Brinkman, Edison; Amanda Garcia, El Modena; Alison Koodrich, Ocean View; Lisa Okikawa, Cypress; Hallie Kim, Brea Olinda; Amber Pierce, Los Alamitos; Judy Tsai, Huntington Beach; Jennifer Tobkin, Villa Park; Leeza Duong, Santiago; Nicole Sunderland, Santa Margarita; Dana Lenetz, Foothill; Shannon Holmes, Los Amigos; Robert Wenzel, Irvine; Tricia Michels, Fountain Valley.

Ben Wang, 16

junior, University


“I think marriage is good because when you get scared at night, someone will be there. I do think I’ll get married because I get scared at night.”

Tiara Stone, 15

freshman, Santa Margarita

“I think I’ll get married. You’ll always have a date on national holidays, have someone to go places with and always have someone to wake up to.Shannon Jensen, 17


senior, Calvary Chapel

“Marriage today is meaningless. It’s just a piece of paper and a ring. People just don’t take it seriously. It’s supposed to be a forever commitment, but that’s just not happening anymore. People are marrying for every reason except love. I’m sure one day I’ll get married. When and if I do, it will be out of love and everlasting.”

Collette Allen

senior, Cypress


“Marriage is death to anyone who enters it.”

Mike Aaronson, 17

senior, Los Alamitos

“Marriage is very serious. Someday I will get married, but now marriage just seems like a fantasy or something.”


Betty Liu, 15

sophomore, Los Amigos

“Marriage is good if you’re going to be loyal to your husband. If you love someone, you might as well get married and have lots of kids, as long as it’s true love.”

Maggie Dale, 16


senior, Ocean View

“Marriage is a contract that two people make between each other. It’s not necessarily based on love. Love is based on the willingness to put up with each other for the rest of their lives. I think I will get married because I am not a perfectionist and am willing to accept.”

Ann-Marie Froysaa, 16

junior, Trabuco Hills


“I think marriage is a scary thing in this day and age. With divorce rates so high, I think many people are thinking twice before giving their life to someone, because it may not end up as a happily-ever-after thing. I would like to get married, but am worried that I may not find the person that I would like to spend the rest of my life with.”

Aysha Martinez, 16

junior, Santiago

“I would prefer to remain a bachelor for the rest of my life, but I know one day I will find a girl who will make me happy.”


Gary Nice, 17

senior, Villa Park

“I think marriage is good because you know you will have someone who will be there for you, will support you and will emotionally back you up for the rest of your life. I also think it is a job; to have a good marriage, you have to work at it. Yes, I think I will get married.”

Sarah Walker, 15


sophomore, Fountain Valley

“I think marriage is the beginning of the end.”

Peter Wang, 15

sophomore, Edison


“I don’t think I’ll ever get married because everyone I know--except my grandparents--who is married is miserable.”

Elissa Fagan, 15

sophomore, University

“I think marriage is a good idea, but it’s very difficult for two people to stay married in this society. I hope to get married if I find the right person.”


Brad Lineberger, 17

junior, Huntington Beach

“Marriage is a lifetime commitment; it should not just be a stepping stone in life. Your spouse should be someone you love, and your lives should become one life. Sure, I think I’ll get married.”

Aaron Steger, 16,


junior, El Modena

“I think it’s a good thing. For a marriage to work, both people need to work at it--it’s a give-and-take situation.”

Mike Holliday, 16

junior, Westminster


“Everyone should get married. You can’t brave this world alone.”

Heather Husson, 16

junior, Villa Park

“I think marriage is good for people who are truly in love, but you shouldn’t be forced into it. Yes, I plan to get married, but I’ll probably be kind of old.”


Khoa Nguyen

freshman, Ocean View

“Marriage is just like a document relationship with somebody, and it’s nothing more than that. I’ll probably get married, however.”

Dorothy Kim, 15


sophomore, Irvine

“Guys think marriage is the end of their lives, and girls think it is the beginning. I know that eventually my life would end, and I don’t mean death.”

Bach Vu, 16

junior, Santiago


“I hope to get married a couple of years after I get out of college, once I have a steady income. Marriage is cool, and everyone should do it. Hopefully it will keep people from sleeping around.”

Erik Peterson, 17

senior, Fullerton

“Marriage is what creates children and continues the race for mankind. I will get married and have children to continue the future of my family.”


Amar Kota, 15

sophomore, Huntington Beach

“Marriage is stupid. I’ll never get married.”

Dennis Keane, 16


sophomore, Santa Margarita

“I think marriage is a wonderful institution that should take place between two people who are in love and of the opposite sex. Yes, I do plan to get married, have six children and live happily ever after.”

Jeff Blackard, 18

senior, Brea Olinda


“I think marriage is about two people truly compatible and totally in love. They want to spend the rest of their life together. It’s all about happiness, really. Marriage should make a couple happy. I see myself married in about 10 years.”

Cathy Cortez, 17

senior, Garden Grove

“I don’t want to get married because I want to be able to do what I want without being committed.”


Sara Largent, 15

sophomore, Foothill

“Of course I will get married, but only for the right reasons. Some people get married just to get married. They can be very desperate to be happy.”

Leslie Parker, 16


junior, Villa Park

“Marriage demands patience, commitment, love and compromise, no matter how old you are. Some people may never mature enough to accept this, some will. As for me, I think I’ll marry, then again I might not. The decision takes two.”

Joy del Mundo

junior, Cypress


“Marriage sucks. I don’t think I’ll ever get married. Why would someone get married if you have to get a divorce anyway?”

Irene Varnell, 15

sophomore, University

“I believe that marriage is essential for happiness in life. There is nothing better than having a family, and I can hardly wait, but I will!”


Travis Clutter, 16

junior, Edison

“I think that marriage is a commitment between two people that should last for life. I plan on getting married when, and if, I find the woman whom I want to spend the rest of my life with.”

Steve Trombly, 16


junior, Brea Olinda

“I think marriage is quite interesting--being with one person for maybe 50 years or more? There must be something that both people like in each other in order for this to happen. I’ll get married sometime, and with my beloved wife will raise a family in Canada.”

Mike Robby, 17

senior, Trabuco Hills


“Marriage is special, and people shouldn’t rush into it. I probably won’t get married because I don’t have a life.”

Carlo Virtucio, 16

junior, Westminster

“I think marriage is something precious that should be shared between two people who love each other so much that they would never look at another person. I definitely want to get married--but someday far, far in the future.”


Colet Abedi, 16

junior, Foothill

“Marriage is the bond of two beings who want to be as one. Two souls, two minds and two hearts are joined together. The man and the woman form a base on which they can grow spiritually, emotionally and mentally together. Marriage shouldn’t be something that people feel they have to do. I won’t get married unless I’m truly in love and I’ve found my soul mate. I think it’s a lifetime commitment, and I won’t make that commitment unless I was truly in love.”

Erin Crommett, 16


junior, Fullerton:

“Marriage is a great thing. People were made to live side by side. But too many couples are getting married too quickly. I will get married eventually, but not for a while.”

Andrew Osborn, 17

senior, Garden Grove


“Marriage is good. It’s the basis for our society today and civilizations in the past. Marriage or the lack of marriage determines the basic values of the citizen today. As the nuclear family becomes a minority in society, the crime rate has increased drastically, and the economy has dropped twice in the last century. I do see myself getting married in the near and far future.”

Ben Makino, 16

sophomore, Fullerton

“I think marriage is good, but I don’t plan to get married any time soon.”


Matt McGuire, 17

junior, Los Alamitos

“Though marriage is not for everyone, I think it is fantastic and ideal. Again, you can’t see the future, but I definitely see myself getting married and raising a lot of children.”

Faith Friedman, 16


junior, Loara

“I think it’s a great institution because you get to spend the rest of your life with the person you love most in the world.”

Laura Benson, 16

junior, El Modena


“I think marriage is an important event in a person’s life. To share your entire life with another person takes a lot of understanding and commitment. I think I will get married, but I’m only a senior in high school, and I don’t want to be thinking about it much until I finish my education.”

Kelly Duong, 18

senior, Garden Grove

“Marriage is when you have to have sex with the same person for the rest of your life.”



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