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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The best wedding proposals involve things that you both care about. Memes, drones and so forth. This proposal is especially cute, because photographer Jerrit Pruyn combined his love for cameras with his love for his girlfriend. He etched 'Marry Me' inside his camera, so that when his girlfriend looked inside she'd be asked the question.
When I think of romantic, when I think of heartwarming, when I think of being sweet... I don't think of drones. But if I think of awesome and if I think of kickass and if I think of freaking cool... I do think of drones. So guy who used a flying drone to drop off the ring while you proposed, you're awesome.
You've been dreaming of this day your entire life. You and your one true love will be joining your eternal souls in the resplendent, holy matrimony of... a Google+ hangout. Scenes like this used to be pretty rare (and usually involved deployed military members), but as the New York Times points out, proxy weddings via internet have become increasingly common — and increasingly controversial with the questions of immigrant marriage fraud and legitimate consent at the forefront.
The tired and true method of proposing involving one's knee, a ring and "I do!" is old news. Thus, when someone finds a way to perform this rite in a fun or creative way, we can't help but be intrigued, especially if the couple happens to be a pair of physicists from Australia and the method of proposal a science paper.