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People Are Getting Married to Themselves

It's hard to find the perfect person that you want to spend the rest of your life with. Today, some people, particularly women, are participating in a new self-love practice called "sologamy".Erika Anderson, whose self-marriage ceremony helped this trend go viral, said it's more than just the dress:

"I would describe it as women saying yes to themselves. It means that we are enough, even if we are not partnered with someone else."


Anderson, 37 years old, said she grew frustrated after being asked so many times why she hadn't settled down with anyone so she decided to take matters into her own hands. Anderson was accompanied at her ceremony by many friends and family.

This isn't a process that you no longer have to go through alone, it's now becoming an industry. With small businesses like IMarriedMe.com and husband-and-wife team Jeffrey Levin and Bonnie Powers, you can accomplish your goal of self-marriage with a wedding band, vows, and daily affirmation cards for about $200.

One [small] unfortunate side is that self-marriage is not legally recognized, so don't expect any additional tax breaks.

So is sologamy going to be the next "big thing" in commitment? Jonathan Bennett, counselor and co-founder of The Popular Man isn't convinced, stating:

"Formalizing the single life through marriage to oneself is rare. I don't see it catching on. Humans, hardwired by evolution, possess a basic need for companionship and completely writing off romantic relationships won't be appealing to most men and women."


What do you think of sologamy? Do you think it's something that will catch on in the near or distant future, or at all? Is it something that you would do? Let us know what you think below in the comments.
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Disney Announces 'Princes', First Film with Openly Gay Characters

Disney has announced that they will be releasing a full-length animated film featuring two openly gay male lead characters who fall in love and live happily ever after.

"Princes" is an adaption of the children's book "The Princes and the Treasure", by Jeffrey A. Miles.  In the book, two handsome princes set off to rescue a princess, but fall in love with each other instead.  The story ends with the two princes getting married and living happily ever after.

Disney has had a long history of supporting LGBT initiatives.  In the late '90's, the company was among the first to extend healthcare benefits to partners of homosexual employees and Gay Pride events have been hosted at Disney World since 1991. Princes does not yet have a release date scheduled.
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Marriage proposal

EPIC Proposal from 26 Countries, 4 Years in the Making

Jack Hyer went on a first day with a girl four years ago and decided that, since it went so well, he would create a marriage proposal video throughout his travels, which consisted of 26 different countries in a four year time span.

He proposed to her on the night of their college graduation and claimed that the video he was going to show her was a graduation slideshow.  Her reaction at the end is nothing but heartwarming :)

On September 30, 2010, he wrote in his travel journal:

"I'm going to marry this girl eventually."
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Marriage

Being married is like having a best friend who doesn't remember anything you say.
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Marriage Equality

"Marriage equality threatens traditional marriage in the same way that abolishing slavery made freedom less enjoyable for white people." - Michael Schiller
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