David Friedman -- whom I'd rank just ahead of Jan Narveson, just behind Antony de Jasay, and right alongside Randy Barnett and Thomas Szasz in the pantheon of modern thinkers who have most influenced my political outlook -- now has his own blog.
Among the early entries, an alternative explanation for why living together before marriage might not be such a swell idea:
For many people, cohabitation is much pleasanter than search. Not only does it result in a lot more sex, it also provides a range of emotional and practical support. If you are cohabiting with someone sufficiently well suited to you to make cohabitation workable but not to justify marriage, abandoning cohabitation in favor of continued search means giving up a current benefit in exchange for a distant and uncertain future benefit. So you may continue to cohabit, which means you are not searching--or at least searching much less. Lack of search means you don't find a better partner, so you eventually marry the one you have.