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.