Whether you’re talking about ‘legal marriage’ (an arrangement conferring certain financial privileges based on a short ceremony that usually does not last a lifetime) or ‘actual’ marriage (being monogamously committed to, in love with, cohabiting with, and mutually dependent on another individual), marriage is not for everyone. Many people are happier staying single or having multiple intimate relationships in their lifetimes. Absolutely, no couple or individual should have a kid unless they can provide their child with the emotional, financial, and other resources to make him or her have a great life. While the majority of people probably are meant for the bond of finding, commiting to, and living with a soulmate, having children should only happen after strong consideration. Legal marriage in our society is virtually totally meaningless in our society since many millions of people who are actually married are classified as unmarried partners and millions of couples that are legally married really aren’t committed to each other. Only in relatively rare circumstances should an individual raise a child without a partner.