Hedonists devote their lives to pleasure so their choices are predetermined. If it isn’t pleasurable: avoid. Choices can be imprecise. Are known bachelor pleasures better than future pleasures in marriage? Marriage is a gamble. Many marriages end unhappily and divorcees are poorer than both married people and singletons. Divorce brings emotional pain and corrosive pettiness – who gets the 65 inch TV? Successful marriages bring happiness through sharing a life well lived.