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Oddly, Women Are More Likely to End a Marriage

Study shows the same thing doesn't hold for dating relationships

(Newser) - Women are more likely than men to end a marriage—that's something that's already been established. But a new study casts that fact in a rather odd light. Researchers had thought that was the case with divorce because that's the case in general. Not so. "The... More »

Man Proposes While Dressed as Michael Myers

This time the Halloween killer's victim was crying tears of happiness

(Newser) - You know you've found "the one" when he knows your idea of a perfect marriage proposal is to dress as a famous serial killer before getting down on one knee. The video of Los Angeles resident Alec Wells proposing to his girlfriend while dressed as Michael Myers, the... More »

This Woman Left Her Family to Marry Man on Death Row

They married over speaker phone in 1996 and see each other twice a week

(Newser) - Rosalie Bolin hasn't always had such an unusual story. Back in the '90s she had a normal-looking marriage with wealthy attorney Victor D. Martinez (described by the LAT as "the scion of one of [Tampa's] oldest and most prominent families") and four daughters to show... More »

Woman Marries Jesus, Becomes Consecrated Virgin

Indiana resident isn't a nun, will remain in secular society

(Newser) - Well, it should save on honeymoon airfare, anyway. A 38-year-old Indiana woman married Jesus Christ over the weekend, becoming one of his approximately 3,000 living wives worldwide, CBS News reports. The process is known as becoming a consecrated virgin and is relatively rare within the Catholic Church, with only... More »

Married GOPers Are More Satisfied

67% of Republicans say they're 'very happy' in holy matrimony: survey

(Newser) - A University of Virginia sociologist who's not convinced that liberal families are better off than conservative ones has what he says is more data to back up his theory. W. Bradford Wilcox says that not only do families who live in "red" conservative counties "enjoy somewhat stronger... More »

Why Robot-Human Marriages Are 'Inevitable'

It comes down to human rights, not robot rights: Gary Marchant

(Newser) - Being married to a robot could be pretty sweet: It could care for you, offer companionship, even have sex with you . Are we creeping you out yet? Well, you might as well get used to the idea. "The era of love and sex with robots has begun," writes... More »

Judge's Odd Sentence: Get Married or Go To Jail

Young couple in Texas choose to get married

(Newser) - An East Texas man who pleaded guilty to assaulting his girlfriend's ex-boyfriend has been sentenced to life—in matrimony. Josten Bundy, 21, pleaded guilty on July 2 to assault for a February fistfight with the ex-boyfriend of Elizabeth Jaynes, 19, reports KLTV . Bundy told the Tyler television station that... More »

Here's a Better Way to Define Marriage, Civil Union

Essay: Government should get out of the romance department

(Newser) - It didn't take long after the Supreme Court's decision in favor of gay marriage for the next potential legal challenge to surface: Should polygamists be allowed to marry? The debate over what "marriage" means will begin anew, but Froma Harrop thinks there's a more fundamental question... More »

Facebook Co-Founder Confirms June Marriage

Eduardo Saverin wed Elaine Andriejanssen, the 'love of my life'

(Newser) - If you had hoped to nab another Facebook co-founder after Mark Zuckerberg took the plunge , you just lost your final chance. Eduardo Saverin has confirmed (on Facebook, naturally) that he married Elaine Andriejanssen on June 27. "I am incredibly happy and thankful to have married the love of my... More »

560-Lb Man Biking Across US to Save His Marriage

He blames soda and a whole lot of sitting around

(Newser) - Eric Hites recently hit 40 and decided it was time to make some serious lifestyle changes. Having reached 560 pounds thanks to soda and a whole lot of sitting around, the DJ says both his health and his marriage are at stake, reports the Newport Daily News . Unfortunately, after getting... More »

Best Age to Wed? Study Jabs Conventional Wisdom

Chance of divorce starts rising again in 30s

(Newser) - A standard line of advice about marriage these days is not to wed too young—and divorce stats about people getting hitched before age 20 back that up. But a new study out of the University of Utah adds a surprising twist: Don't wait too long, because the risk... More »

Here's How Much Weight Marriage Packs On

4.5 pounds in Europeans of average height: researchers

(Newser) - Marriage doesn't just add to your happiness , but also to your waistline, according to a new study. But singles shouldn't boast just yet. German and Swiss researchers surveyed 10,226 people in nine European countries on their marital status and body mass index—a health indicator based on... More »

Polygamous Trio May Sue for Right to Marry

Montana man applies for license, inspired by gay marriage case

(Newser) - A Montana man inspired by last week's Supreme Court decision legalizing gay marriage has applied for a marriage license so that he can legally wed his second wife. Nathan Collier and his wives Victoria and Christine applied at the Yellowstone County Courthouse in Billings yesterday in an attempt to... More »

Brides Say 'I Do' (Not Take Your Name)

Women keeping their maiden names on the rise again: 'NYT' study

(Newser) - The 1970s heralded a feminist-driven wave of brides who kept their maiden names, but that trend dived in the 1980s, when new wives started using their husbands' name again. Now, a New York Times analysis, the number of maiden-name-retaining women is surpassing that of the '70s. Using Google Consumer... More »

Jilted Husband Cuts Possessions in Half

Unless it's a hoax, but the video is still kind of remarkable

(Newser) - There's not taking the breakup well, and there's this. A man in Germany who has split with his wife sawed their possessions in half and is now selling them on eBay , reports the Local . He even documented the actual sawing in a YouTube video that has more than... More »

World's Oldest Newlyweds Waited 27 Years to Marry

'Didn't want to bother' with matrimony before

(Newser) - A UK couple with nearly 200 years between them tied the knot on Saturday in Britain, in a move that was a long time coming. George Kirby, 103, and Doreen Luckie, 91, are the world’s oldest married couple, according to AFP . The newlyweds have been together (and living together)... More »

5 Odd Things That Raise Your Chances of Divorce

Including your commute time

(Newser) - A cheating spouse is one obvious reason for divorce, but Prevention rounds up several other weird factors, for reasons that aren't always clear. A sampling:
  • Long commute: When one or more spouse travels 45 minutes or more each way, the rate of divorce ticks up.
  • Peer pressure: People are
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Alleged Serial Bride Jilts Court Hearing

Arrest warrant issued for Liana Barrientos

(Newser) - Liana Barrientos showed up for 10 marriages in the space of 11 years , prosecutors say, but she didn't show up for her date with a judge in Bronx Supreme Court yesterday. She was charged with fraud last month over the multiple marriages, and a warrant for her arrest was... More »

Future Groom Proposes at Age 102

His 91-year-old girlfriend says yes

(Newser) - When George Kirby and Doreen Luckie get married in June, some impressive numbers will be in the mix. He's currently 102 and she's 91, and their combined age on the big day will be 194 years and 281 days, easily making them the world's oldest married couple,... More »

NY Woman Allegedly Had at Least 8 Husbands at Once

Liana Barrientos is said to have married 6 guys in 6 months

(Newser) - A New York woman has, according to police, gotten married a few too many times, and she's now facing felony fraud charges. Authorities say Liana Barrientos, reported as being 38 or 39, has gotten married 10 times in 11 years, the New York Daily News reports, with six of... More »

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