Most recent research indicates just about 9,000 romantic couples each year take out marriage licenses, then fail to use them.
COPENHAGEN, Denmark - He just called to say he loved her. The problem was he did it over and over, running up a phone bill of at least $117,000 to his sweetheart in India. Now the 24-year-old Dane could face jail for fraud because he can't pay the bill, police said Friday. The lovesick Dane, whose name was not released, has never even met his 18-year-old flame from Madras, India. They got in touch through a magazine that publishes names and phone numbers of people all over the world who want to know foreigners. But the Dane clearly couldn't resist the sound of her voice. Police said the long-distance lovebirds once spent 21 of 24 hours on the phone to each other. He got away with it for so long by switching telephone companies.
When Buster Mitchell's girlfriend walked out on him, he went back to his beloved and decided to make it legal with her. Mitchell, 28, went to the county courthouse in Knoxville, Tenn., and started filling out the marriage license application. He listed his fiancee's birthplace as Detroit, her father as "Henry Ford" and her blood type as "10-W-40" before the clerk stopped him -- Mitchell was trying to get a license to marry his car, a '66 Ford Mustang GT. "Why can't we do the good ol' boy thing and marry our cars and trucks?" he lamented later. He plans to try again elsewhere.
Ladies, can you see yourself wearing a wig with tresses eight feet long? Such there be. In Copenhagen, Denmark, brides rent it for weddings.
It's reported that more than 10,000 marriages a year now are directly traceable to romances which begin during coffee breaks.
The standard double bed for grownups is only twice as wide as the standard crib for infants. Ridiculous! For sound uninterrupted sleep, a double bed with two occupants should be 22 inches (55 cm) wider than it is according to the authorities who have made an extensive study of sleep, beds and widths of horizontal people.
The matrimonial pollsters contend their studies indicate the man who kisses his wife good-bye when he leaves for work every morning averages a higher income than does the fellow who doesn't do that thing. Husbands who exercise the rituals of affection tend to be more painstaking, more stable, more methodical, thus higher earners, it's believed.
Caesar was 54, Cleopatra 21 when they were romancing...
* 2 out of 5 have married their first love.
* Only 4% asked the parents' approval for their bride's hand.
* 1 in 5 men proposed on his knees
* 6% propose over the phone. (And what percent said yes?)
Ladies, romance statisticians have calculated that the odds run 70 to one that you won't marry any of the boys in the office where you work. About 100 to one you won't marry your boss, and 1700 to one that you won't marry your doctor.
Honeymoon - The word first appears in the 16th century. The honey is a reference to the sweetness of a new marriage. And the moon is not a reference to the lunar-based month, but rather a bitter acknowledgment that this sweetness, like a full moon, would quickly fade.
The primary ambition of a Zulu's wife is to help her husband acquire sufficient means to buy another wife... so they can split the chores.
Only 14% of brides in the USA are engaged to the men they actually marry more than one year. Length of the average engagement is six months. Engagements that are considerably longer tend to raise the odds against happy matrimony.
In a study respondents mentioned three qualities which they considered essential for happy, long-lasting relationships. Affection (touching, holding, stroking) was named most important by the majority, second only to communication. Sex, on the other hand, which they separated from affection, was relegated to eighth position.
The heart is the most common symbol of romantic love. Ancient cultures believed the human soul lived in the heart. Others thought it to be the source of emotion and intelligence. Some believed the heart embodied a man's truth, strength and nobility. The heart may be associated with love because the ancient Greeks believed it was the target of Eros, known as
Cupid to the Romans. Anyone shot in the heart by one of Cupid's arrows would fall hopelessly in love. Because the heart is so closely linked to love, it's red color is thought to be the most romantic.
Marital quarrels hit their peak in July. If you've kept notes on your spouse's temper-or yours-they'll confirm it. July is also tops for riots, criminal violence and hasty legislation. Oppressive heat and consequent loss of temper control are the causes.