My boyfriend is going to a bachelor party in a few months. I can't help but think that when a bunch of guys get together for these things, they're celebrating the "end of freedom." My boyfriend told me when we first started dating that he wants to wait a while to get married (as in, 4 years). I think part of this is due to the fact that he was engaged, and was hurt very badly by that ex. I'm hoping that because he's now over that hurt and we are more serious, that he will consider proposing to me sooner than 3 years from now. Still, anytime I tell him one of my friends is getting married, he says "blech, why?" Do you think what guys say to each other about marriage being "death" for a man really affects their views on it?