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6:32 PM, June 26th, 2013

This map from Slate made with data from the Pew Research Center shows the legality of gay marriage around the world. And if you’re wondering what the state-by-state breakdown in the good ol’ U S of A, you can check out this map.

6:16 PM, April 1st, 2013
I think Susan Patton is basically right: people should be looking to get married as early as possible… [A]s a general rule, you should err on the side of marrying early. By which I mean not that you should marry whoever happens to be around when you turn 22, but that you should be willing to recognize, at the age of 22, that you’ve found someone you want to marry. Right now, most Princeton students don’t think that way. They think there’s something weird about committing at 22. And if they try to commit, their friends and parents will warn them off.
4:08 PM, May 14th, 2012
The redefinition of traditional marriage began about 250 years ago, when Westerners began to allow young people to choose their partners on the basis of love rather than having their marriages arranged to suit the interests of their parents. Then, just 100 years ago, courts and public opinion began to extend that right even to marriages that parents and society disapproved.

Can you guess where this argument goes next?

Read more about how straight marriage’s evolution led to Obama’s shift on gay marriage

12:53 PM, March 7th, 2012

Go ahead. Ask Siri how to change a flat tire.

guardian:

tomyhusband:

I will never let you forget this moment for as long as we both shall live.

5. Notes To My Future Husband – tomyhusband.tumblr.com

This one might be a little divisive. Notes To My Future Husband tends to provoke howls of recognition from women but – speaking here from personal experience – can just as often induce in men a short and embarrassing guilty silence. Not just a place to come and laugh then – also a place for serially bad boyfriends to come and learn something. By category: “GIRLFRIENDS – Treat mine well. They know more about you than you can possibly imagine.” “BACON – Bring home the bacon. Literally. I love bacon. That shit is delicious.”

Funny Tumblr alert

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Reblogged from The Guardian
10:39 AM, March 7th, 2012
Yep, it’s official. Snooki confirms that she’s engaged and pregnant.
(Photo idea h/t @mattstopera, who’s probably putting together a Buzzfeed post right now.)

Yep, it’s official. Snooki confirms that she’s engaged and pregnant.

(Photo idea h/t @mattstopera, who’s probably putting together a Buzzfeed post right now.)

1:35 PM, February 22nd, 2012
Reblogged from "The Wolfe"
12:08 PM, February 14th, 2012

Feeling bad about being single today? At least this didn’t happen to you.

And if that’s not enough we’ve got 10 more marriage proposal fails.

5:14 PM, December 29th, 2011
I’m a Christian, but this is awesome.
So there are religious sex-toy sites which help married couples like Joyce, who enjoys her Turbo 8 Accelerator, and her husband improve their sex lives/reap the awesomeness. Our report.
12:05 PM, December 15th, 2011

nwkarchivist:

Marriages are in decline based on a Pew Research Center analysis, where just 51% of adults 18 and over are married. Here’s our 2006 cover story ‘The Marriage Crunch’, and the notorious cover that inspired it.

And then last year, there was this:

Once upon a time, marriage made sense. It was how women ensured their financial security, got the fathers of their children to stick around, and gained access to a host of legal rights. But 40 years after the feminist movement established our rights in the workplace, a generation after the divorce rate peaked, and a decade after Sex and the City made singledom chic, marriage is—from a legal and practical standpoint, anyway—no longer necessary.

Reblogged from Newsweek Archivist
1:10 PM, October 12th, 2011
“My husband is only capable of doing so much, and it’s not enough,” says Shauna, who keeps a garden landscaper on the side.
From the new book The Secret Lives of Wives, on the individual and often taboo ways that many women have managed to stay married for the long haul.
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