The term “marriage strike” refers to a movement by young men in Western countries to not get married, out of
fear of financial ruin stemming from later divorce.
She keeps asking him about tying the knot, but he’s joined the marriage strike.
marriage strike: define #2
The term “marriage strike” refers to young men in Western countries deciding to not get married, due to high divorce rates (50% in the U.S., and as high as 75% in California, which is not included in the U.S. average). A perception that marriage is a financial disaster for men, especially during divorce settlements, is generally believed to be driving the marriage strike phenomenon.
She keeps nagging him about getting married, but he’s on a marriage strike.