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Census Data Reveals America's Weird Marriage Habits

A new visualisation of US Census Bureau data reveals — in soothingly colourful bars and interactive key metrics — that married people are the weird ones. And you’d be surprised how many Americans get married at 15.

Fun Tool Tells You When You'll Get Divorced

So, you made one of the biggest commitments of all and got married. Now, how likely is it to stand the test of time? Well, this interactive chart will show you how likely you are to divorce based on your employment status, education, race and gender.

When You'll Probably Get Married, Visualized

Single? Lonely? Looking for more commitment? Well, this chart will tell you when you’ll probably get married, based on your employment status, education, race and gender.

Instagram Scenes Of The Longest-Distance Marriage Ever

You think that your long-distance relationship is hard to maintain? Then think about the marriage of Amiko Kauder NASA public affairs officer and her husband Astronaut Scott Kelly, who is halfway into his ‪‎Year In Space‬ mission.

You Can Now Serve Divorce Papers On Facebook

What to do if you need to serve divorce papers to a spouse that’s nowhere to be found, or dodging your calls and visits? Send them a Facebook message, of course. This is now an accepted way to start the process of ending a marriage.

Researchers: Let's Blame Online Porn For Marriage Decline

Researchers at Germany’s Institute for the Study of Labour have published a paper arguing that the rise in free porn on the internet offers a form of instant sexual gratification that lessens the urgency men feel to seek it out in the form of marriage. Using data about how 18 to 35-year-old men used the internet from 2000 to 2004, the researchers looked at the correlation between pornography viewing and marriage.

This Is Why You Should Stick To A Traditional Marriage Proposal

There is a growing trend, for which the internet is probably to blame, of people eschewing traditional, down-on-one-knee proposals for flash mobs and drones and giant Transformers robots. It was all bound to end in tears — specifically, with a crane smashing through an apartment building. In the name of love.

Google Glass Marriage Proposals Show Why Glass Makes Everything Awful

The folks at Google Glass put together a Valentine’s Day video showing the Glass-eye view of five couples’ marriage proposals. It’s cute. It’s heart-warming. It’s the worst.

The Science Of Marrying Your Cousin

In modern Western society, marrying your cousin is not well accepted. Through a combination of old prejudices and present-day conventional wisdom about inherited birth defects, first-cousin marriage is seen by many as a little too close for comfort, as well as a bad idea if you want children.

Facebook Data Shows How Many Americans Graduate University With True Love

It’s a myth that’s been around for nearly a century: Most of us are destined to meet our spouses during those magical/fraught years that make up university. But is there any truth to it? Facebook’s crack team of data scientists have mined Facebook data in the US to find out — and some of the results are pretty surprising.

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