In the United States, on the Internet, single people "seek not love but rather a partner with whom to build a family and not necessarily under the same roof." The journalist gives the example of a couple in which the woman explains that the man "moved in with her to sleep in a separate bedroom." She continues by revealing: "he handed me a sample of sperm. We hugged and I went into my own bedroom to inseminate myself." No "legal agreement" was signed between the couple, as they "found that to be unreasonable." But the woman still wonders about the future of their relations: "there are so many things that I had not thought about. For example: how am I supposed to be financially responsible? What will happen if I lose my job? What will happen if he loses his job? This is not a marriage."
While some partners live under the same roof, other live separately. Elisabeth Marquardt, director of the Center for Marriage and Families at the Institute for American Values, "an organisation of apostolic defence established in New York," has expressed strong opposition to such a practise: "it is a terrible idea to send a child deliberately into two different worlds, with parents who do not even try to create a bond of affection between them […]. The children of divorced parents will tell you: it is very difficult to grow up in two worlds, with each of your parents living their love life separately."