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.

12 Gorgeous Wedding Venues In The US Where Gay Marriage Is Legal

Yesterday, the US celebrated after the Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act. But you know what a victory for marriage equality means? More weddings. And more places to celebrate them. Here are 12 beautiful chapels, gardens and barns.

How The 1990s Imagined The Future Of Marriage Equality

Today was a historic day for equality, as the US Supreme Court struck down the misleadingly named Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). Futurist thinkers have been imagining this day for years. Back in 1990, Newsweek gave hints about what marriage might look like in the world of tomorrow.

Marriage Proposal Using A Camera's Viewfinder Is Pretty Damn Cute

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.

This Guy Proposed To His Girlfriend With A Drone

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.

Weddings Via Skype Are On The Rise -- Along With Questions Of Consent

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.