I could not agree with you more!! Husbands (in the best and truest sense of the word) know God and know that marriage is a sacred union that cohabitation could never touch. I know women who are settling and have convinced themselves otherwise. I was on my way to being one when stuck in a long-term, dead-end relationship, but I knew it wasn't the same thing and wanted (and deserved) more.
Dating for years on end may "work" for some, but to me, marriage is a covenant, not just two people in love and staying together for an indefinite period of time. It symbolizes the ultimate level of exclusivity and commitment. If you don't get it, you don't get it. And, yes, my hubby knows my brand.:)