I think cohabitation harms women in most cases because the woman pays rent while making less than the man, she does the housework and childcare, and she is settling for living together when she actually wants marriage.
However, what if the man is paying 100% of the rent/mortgage, the housework is shared equitably, they're childfree, and the woman is ambivalent about marriage?
EDIT: Thank you reading and for all the thoughtful input! 😍
Before posting, I had already told my bf that I would not cohabitate, but a pro-cohabitation friend was asking me why? I said marriage shows more commitment and offers legal protections, but I wasn't able to put it as well as some queens in this comment thread. 😘In any case, I don't need a justification for my standards. ❤️