Posts tagged "marriage"

In Hong Kong, You Can Realize Your Dream Of Getting Married At McDonald’s

Getting married at McDonald's would have been my wildest dream around age five. Apparently some couples in Hong Kong never let go of that dream and are actually getting married with Ronald McDonald as a witness. The wedding program at Hong Kong McDonald's locations has become so popular that the website has a…
By: Claire Hannum / July 14, 2014

Study: Maybe Millennials Aren’t Into The Whole Marriage And Babies Thing

Millennials aren't exactly lining up to tie the knot, according to a new report from the Pew Research Center. Researchers asked people of every generation whether they believe society is better off if people prioritize marriage and children. Of all the participants combined, 46 percent said society would be better off, while 50 percent thought society…
By: Claire Hannum / July 13, 2014

Life After Dating: Marriage Has Changed My Relationship To Feminism — And That’s OK

My husband and I met  and got married all within five months. Kale had been visiting from Australia on a year-long tourist visa when we fell in love. Marrying not only kept us together, but launched us into a lifetime side-by-side. It didn't really feel…
By: Jessica Wakeman / July 7, 2014

Study: Office Sexism Starts In The Guy’s Marriage

According to new research by the University of North Carolina, men with stay-at-home wives are more likely to have a negative outlook on women in the workforce. Five studies were carried out on almost 1,000 married heterosexual men, and even with the use of varying types of research methods and samples, results were grimly consistent.
By: Claire Hannum / July 5, 2014

Frisky Rant: Please Stop Bragging About Your Husband On Facebook

When women brag on Facebook about having the "best hubby in the world," I want to buy advance tickets and popcorn to their inevitable divorce. If you really and truly love your husband and you're actually that happy, why do you need to show off? Is Facebook your own personal delusion billboard? Like when did…
By: Sara Benincasa / June 25, 2014

How Does Marriage Work? In “112 Weddings,” A Wedding Videographer Tries To Explain

I got married very quickly: we had only been dating for five months. I didn't doubt that I'd found the man I wanted to spend my life with, but I did feel confused in the weeks and months after we'd gotten hitched what marriage was supposed to mean and if so, how should we make it…
By: Jessica Wakeman / June 20, 2014

True Story: I Had My Immigration Interview

It has become abundantly clear to me over the past couple of months that people don't know much about sponsoring someone for immigration. That makes sense, of course, because the majority of us will never do it. But insofar as people do know about the process, they know it involves getting a green card and…
By: Jessica Wakeman / June 19, 2014

Study: The Concept Of Trophy Wives Is Pretty Much A Big Fat Lie

Trophy wives may be nothing but a myth perpetuated by sexist research, according to a new study. Researcher Elizabeth Aura McClintock of Notre Dame reviewed the data from a large set of young adult heterosexual couples, looking to find out how people really choose their partners. She looked into two different reasons that drive pairing u…
By: Claire Hannum / June 18, 2014

The Pros And Cons Of A Wedding Vs. An Elopement

Two years ago, I met my husband  at a Foreigner concert. So far, being married has been amazing ... except I have to remind myself to call him my "fiancé." Officially, our wedding isn’t until Halloween. See, my husband is an independent contractor and has a physical job, so he needs full coverage due to…
By: Julia Heller / June 18, 2014

Study: Husbands Are Happiest When Wives Earn As Much — Or More — Money

A wife bringing home the bacon isn't the death knoll of a relationship that it has been made out to be. According to a new survey of 1,000 married couples over age 25 by MONEY magazine, husbands are actually happier when on equal financial footing with their wives.
By: Jessica Wakeman / June 2, 2014

PurrVerse: I’m A Queer Against Marriage

So it turns out 55 percent of Americans now support gay marriage. I suppose my little queer heart ought to be delighted that we’re slowly stumbling into being treated "just like everyone else." Instead, if I’m honest, I feel disappointed in the gay rights movement.
By: Kitty Stryker / May 29, 2014

Sherri Shepherd’s Husband Tried To Add An Amendment To Their Prenup Forcing Her To Submit To Him, Have Sex, & Not Get Fat

Today In Things That Maybe Should Have Been Ironed Out Before He Got Married: TMZ claims that Sherri Shepherd's estranged husband Lamar Sally asked to add an amendment to the couple's prenup with these alleged heady requests: "It is my joy to submit to my husband as a way to honor God. Even if my…
By: Jessica Wakeman / May 19, 2014

Seriously, Calm Down About Marriage

Hey, guess what? I’m here with good news! Stop worrying about getting married. I know this seems sudden. It’s only a normal Friday in May and you’re probably just living your own life.  But let’s be honest with ourselves. We think about getting hitched all the time. We think about marriage with awe and a…
By: College Candy / May 17, 2014

True Story: I Am Sponsoring My Husband For Immigration

There's been one movie everyone has been telling me to see all year, recommended so many times that I've genuinely lost count of the suggestions. It didn't win the Academy Award for Best Picture. It doesn't feature actors that I particularly like. But I've been told that "The Proposal," starring Sandra Bullock as a Canadia…
By: Jessica Wakeman / May 7, 2014

Study: If You Want To Save Your Marriage, Don’t Get Sick

In case there weren't enough findings already being used to perpetuate female insecurity, a University of Michigan study has found that older couples are more likely to divorce when the wife gets sick. Hoping to learn how heart disease, cancer, stroke and other diseases impact relationships, UMich researchers analyzed data on 2,717 married couples. It…
By: Claire Hannum / May 5, 2014

It’s Time To Cry: This Couple Of 70 Years Passed Away Within 15 Hours Of Each Other

After 70 years of marriage, an Ohio couple passed away within 15 hours of one another other this weekend, at the ages of 91 and 92. Helen and Kenneth Felumlee, who had eight children and many more grandkids, were introduced as teenagers by Kenneth's ex-girlfriend, who was a friend of Helen's. After three years of…
By: Claire Hannum / April 22, 2014

Life After Dating: 14 Ways A Relationship Changes Your Life & 5 Ways It Doesn’t

I've logged in lots of time Planet Single and Planet Relationship alike. Having experienced both, I can say that the life of a single gal and the life of a coupled/married lady are actually pretty different — and not just because when you're partnered up, you become really motivated to finally toss out all those…
By: Jessica Wakeman / April 7, 2014

True Story: I’m Planning My Bat Mitzvah And My Inter-Faith Wedding At The Same Time

Six weeks ago, when I sat down with my Rabbi in anticipation of my upcoming Bat Mitzvah, I was most nervous to tell him that I was in love with a WASP—who happens to be the kind, caring person I’m marrying. Before I could be officially…
By: Emma Sarran / April 7, 2014

Frisky Rant: Want To “Save Marriage”? Stop Telling Women What To Do

Conservatives' stance on marriage hasn't ever much suited me. The so-called value they profess the loudest is "Preserving And Protecting Traditional Marriage" — it sat at number one atop the 2012 GOP platform — and is of course coded language for marriage between a man and a woman. Their PR strategy for pushing traditional marriage…
By: Jessica Wakeman / April 3, 2014

10 Reasons We Hope Johnny Depp’s Man-gagement Ring Becomes A Trend

Johnny Depp recently made an appearance wearing -- GASP -- a woman's engagement ring on his left finger. Many assumed that this was some kind of hint about his hush, hush engagement to Amber Heard. In response…
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