“When we turn 40 and we’re both still single, let’s just get married…”

You know those marriage pacts between friends? The ones that go like, “When we turn 40 (or whatever age they think of) and we’re both still single, let’s just get married.”? I don’t really know how it happened, how people were able to come up with this idea. And it’s become such a popular notion among my peers. The problem with this is that it makes people settle for being a last resort, an option, a safety net, a fallback. Because why do you need to wait for a certain age for you to get together? So when you have exhausted all your options then you’ll settle for me? What’s wrong with being with me now? Am I not good enough at this point? Sorry but this concept is so wrong on so many levels.