Courtesy of a male friend on FB :)
Agree that the flat does play a big part in
rushing the couple towards marriage. But it actually goes deeper into a
subconscious need for stability and privacy after marriage. At the
same time, there is always the question of "Is he the ONE?
Will there be a better ONE out there?" This is where the girl's age
may make a difference. No offence to younger girls, but girls nearing
thirties or in their thirties should generally have their character,
preferences and life experiences more or less formed/settled. The
question of "Is he the ONE?" may have lost its relevance somewhat, and
the more senior girl would have found contentment (and possibly
happiness) in accepting her current partner, rather than seeking a
possibly imaginery ONE. This may however appear to be a sad state of
resignation from the perspective of the more idealistic girl in her
early twenties. Feel free to disagree with my analysis, as I would
certainly like to hear more perspectives.