Shacking Up: Why Not?

Contra Rob McNiff, Hemant Mehta defends cohabitation before marriage:

McNiff is fixated on this idea that the only thing that binds cohabitators together is sex. If that’s the only reason people lived together so they could sleep with each other every night maybe there’d be something to what he’s saying. But the couples I know who lived together before marriage weren’t the sex-crazed-maniacs that McNiff makes them out to be. They were people committed to each other for reasons extending far beyond something physical.