Smith said she and her daughter are not against marrying. They are against marrying for the wrong reasons.

"Nowadays, it doesn't have to be that (women) want to marry a doctor ? because she is the doctor," Smith said.

What Is Key To Happiness?

Zandria Marcuson of Alexandria, Va., says many women believe that marriage will lead to happiness because people see it as the logical next step.

"Have fun in your 20s, get a good job, get married, have a family. That path will make some women happy, but for others it won't," she says.

The executive assistant to the president of a D.C.-based nonprofit organization also believes people get married for the wrong reasons. She does not want to fall into that category. She remains undecided about marriage.

"Some people get married too quickly, without really knowing each other well enough. Some people get married because of tax(es) or health insurance and other financial benefits," she says. "Some people get married because they feel like it's the expected thing to do, or they don't want to be alone, or because they're ready to start a family."

Marcuson's parents are divorced, but she said she does not have a negative view of marriage. However, some people get married for the wrong reasons.

"(Getting married) is not the only life choice available for a happy life," she says.

Meanwhile, Marcuson says she is busy dealing with everything else her life offers.

"The most important thing is that I continue to grow as a person. I want to be the happiest person I can possibly be," she said. "If that means I end up staying single for the rest of my life because I haven't found the right mate, that's perfectly all right with me. I'm fine with taking on the role of the hip spinster aunt to my siblings' kids."