I think you are right that fear holds a lot of people back. This idiotic "obligation to family and society" hogwash needs to go the way of the dinosaurs. It slowly is in the West anyway. Many people are aware that marriage is a scam nowadays and that most of us are/ have been nothing but cogs in a corrupt and sick "societal hierarchy". Fuck marriage and being a wage slave, go our own way, bang whores, and stay single and free.