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The 11 Cutest Proposals In Internet History

We’ve brought you a lot of spectacular and imaginative marriage proposals, but someone will always come up with a new idea. The log ride photo here is pretty self-explanatory, but the story is included at the link. There are eleven adorable proposal stories posted at Buzzfeed. DO NOT skip the one from the Canadian air [...]

R2-D2 Engagement Ring

That’s an extremely well put-together little marriage. Joe had this ring custom made for his bride, Emily. Then, in the presence of their friends and while dressed as Peanuts characters, he popped the question. Link -via Geekologie

Stargate Wedding Ring

Hopefully a marriage joined with this ring will last more than 38 minutes. The Seattle-based company Wedding Band Designs says that the inner ring spins like a real stargate. This is just a design concept, so I hope that it does spin, or else we’ll be stuck here for a long, long time. Link -via When [...]

11 Long Celebrity Marriages That Ended in Divorce

When some celebrity couples divorce, it’s not at all surprising (here’s looking at you, Kim and Kris). But when couples like Rhea Perlman and Danny DeVito announce they’re divorcing after 30 years of marriage, it comes as a true shock. We really thought those crazy kids—and many of the couples on this list—would make it! 1. [...]

Frogs get married in Indian town

Two frogs have been joined in marriage as part of a special ritual aimed at invoking the rain god. The townspeople flocked to witness the ceremony whi…

Giant Tortoises End Marriage After 115 Years

They’ve been together since … well, since before any of us are alive, actually – but 115 years apparently is long enough. The century-old marriage between giant tortoises Bibi and Poldi in the Happ Reptile Zoo in Klagenfurt, [...]

Spider-Man Proposes to His Girlfriend

(Video Link) This isn’t just some guy in an ill-fitting Spider-Man suit. He must be the real Spider-Man because he fights convincing battles with criminals before dropping down to one knee and proposing marriage. No doubt Peter and his bride will have a long, happy, stress-free marriage together. -via Comics Alliance

11 Countries Where Same-Sex Marriage is Legal

© Kimberly White/Corbis On Tuesday, North Carolina voted to amend their constitution making gay marriage illegal. In response, on Wednesday President Obama came out in support of same-sex marriage. It will probably be a long time before anything is decided here. But eleven other countries have already legalized gay marriage. Here are their stories. 1. The Netherlands In [...]

Are Unmarried People Discriminated Against?

Certain subsidies and tax breaks for married couples and families were enacted to encourage marriage and keep children from falling into poverty. But is this fair to people who aren’t married? Fewer U.S. households are headed by married couples every year. And all those single people aren’t happy about paying more and getting less. Activists say [...]

The Increasingly Rapid Decline of Marriage

“All the Single Ladies,” The Atlantic’s cover story about women who choose to remain unmarried, made the rounds like wildfire. Author Kate Bolick insists that “it’s time to embrace new ideas about romance and family—and to acknowledge the end of ‘traditional’ marriage as society’s highest ideal.” Bolick’s story understandably sparked some interesting conversations. The only thing [...]