Businessmen with ethics don’t make money off the ignorance of the consumer, or worse, off the misinformation.
Weisman cites four categories of reasons people in his survey set aside serious doubts and got married anyway:
- External pressures from parents, partner or others.
- Misguided motivations (infatuation, to escape parents).
- Personal beliefs (such as that the partner will “change”).
- Thinking they won’t find anyone else because of personality traits or low self-esteem.