I always get my ass kicked on this subject because I am waaaaay old fashioned when it comes to love and marriage. If I love someone, marriage is my goal. I never dated any girl that I had no intentions of marrying. Which means I didn't date a lot.
I married my wife because I loved her. There was no other reason needed, for me. I am certainly not trying to sound superior to anyone else's choices in life. That is strickly me.
Children on the other hand are a different story. While I have my sons now, and would never give them up, I would have totally been happy being childless our whole marriage. While I think love and marriage go hand in hand, children and marriage don't always go hand in hand.