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How online dating affects divorce rates

Online dating is affecting how same-sex couples meet, and how long all couples stay together. By Kari Paul Published: Oct 17, 2017 (c) Wall Street Journal Cupid, Tinder and the rest could actually create a more harmonious society. Online dating apps have been accused of fueling hook-up culture, and killing romance and even the dinner

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No, Time magazine, marriage is NOT a science — it’s a mindset

By Lauren DeBellis Appell (c) Fox News 24 February 2018 Time magazine is boasting the bold title “The Science of Marriage,” in a special edition on shelves until April. The cover teases articles that promise to help you keep love alive and make your marriage stand the test of time. While advice and tips can

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Celebrant married comatose bride

(c) THE AUSTRALIAN by PAIGE TAYLOR August 7, 2017 A marriage celebrant could be struck off after failing to get an “I do” from an unconscious bride, but proceeding anyway, reportedly saying: “Oh, she can’t answer but I know she wanted to get married when I saw her before.” Diane Caratozzolo-Waddington, from Warnbro on Perth’s

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“Give wedding advice a shot” by Dave Barry

Miami Herald 4 April 2004 It’s wedding season again. You can tell because the average bridal magazine currently weighs more than the average bride. Bridal magazines are massive because they carry enormous amounts of advertising designed to persuade the bride-to-be that her wedding will be a hideous disaster if it costs less than a nuclear

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Wedding ritual: why we still love getting married

JOHN CARROLL (c) The Australian November 11, 2017   The wedding is the only social ritual apart from the funeral that has survived into modern times. This is of telling significance, suggesting it continues to articulate some deep aspiration. This country has pitched itself into a debate on the nature of marriage — unprecedented, I

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A follow-up to Dear Mary

Dear Mary 4 November 2017 Q. Regarding the issue of over-long wedding speeches (21 October), your readers may be comforted by my 93-year-old mother’s observation when, several hours into a relative’s wedding, she noted how long the celebrations now go on for. ‘In my day, the couple were so desperate to go off and jump

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Dear Mary on wedding speeches

DEAR MARY — YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED (c) The Spectator Australia 21 October 2017   Q. I went to a wedding in Suffolk last weekend. The timing was this: wedding 3 p.m., then a reception of canapes and champagne (with speeches) until dinner at 7 p.m., which was followed by dancing till midnight. The bride’s father’s

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I Do What? In China, Some Wester Wedding Customs Don’t Compute

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL I Do What? In China, Some Western Wedding Customs Don’t Compute By Chao Deng 16 July 2017 BEIJING—The bridal party huddled in a park, with groomsmen and bridesmaids in powder blue trying to figure out how to parade down a walkway and arrange themselves at a wedding arch. Walking down the

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Nazi Bride Schools – These girls were the nucleus of the Reich

By Sarah Rainey (c) The Telegraph (UK) 16 Aug 2013 Dressed in modest petticoats and starched white aprons, their hair pulled back into neat plaits, a group of women are pictured marching through a hayfield. Arms linked, broad smiles across their faces, they are carrying baskets laden with flowers, which later they will arrange into

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How not to say ‘I love you’

There are certain things you should never do when saying ‘I love you’ – and using a live dog as notepaper is one of them, says Richard Holt. By Richard Holt The Telegraph (UK) 01 Oct 2014 A Polish veterinary student has landed himself in a bit of trouble after stitching the words “I love

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