Will I be happy if I get married?
Historically, large studies show that, on average, married people report greater happiness later in life than unmarried people. These positive effects of marriage on happiness are there for both women and men. Some suggest, however, that married people are happier because they were happier to begin with.
Can you have a happy marriage without intimacy?
Yes, marriages need intimacy to survive. A marriage does need intimacy to survive, though there are many types of intimacy. Physical intimacy often enhances a marriage, though its not necessary for all people and all couples. Most marriages cannot function in a healthy way without this emotional intimacy.