Once upon a time, a guy asked a girl "Will you marry me?" The girl said, "NO!" And the guy lived happily ever after and rode motorcycles and went fishing and hunting and played golf a lot and drank beer and scotch and left the toilet seat up and farted whenever he wanted..
Since I've been happily divorced since 1975, I can tell you that works both ways!
Interestingly, some of the best marriages I've seen lately are between gay men.