A recent investigation into the causal relationship between marriage and life satisfaction found that people who regard their partner as their best friend derive more satisfaction from their marriages than others.
Evolution is an affront to young-Earth creationists because it conflicts with Biblical accounts of the origins of life and suggests that humans are animals, as opposed to beings made in God's divine image. But it's increasingly clear the case against evolution has also become entwined with opposition to gay marriage.
Three and a half years ago, Stevie Kopas bought an uneccesary second copy of BioShock from GameStop as an excuse to talk to the guy behind the counter. This weekend that guy gave her a third copy, but what was inside was much better than a video game.
Elisabeth Sheff is a sociologist and the author of The Polyamorists Next Door: Inside Multiple-Partner Relationships and Families. She's here today to answer questions about the changing landscape of American marriages, relationships, and family systems.
Couples' unconscious feelings can be used to better predict their future happiness than what they actually say, according to a study of newlyweds.
A new study has revealed that more than a third of new marriages start online. What’s more, couples who meet on the Internet tend to have happier and more enduring marriages.
Behold, the "I Do" rings by Japanese artist and designer Sakurako Shimizu. Each set of bands is custom made, etched with a waveform of a couple's voices uttering any words they choose. (So long as it's pithy enough to fit on the band, we're assuming. "I do" seems a fitting choice, considering.)
Redditor bogus_wheel received a one-page proposal from her beau filled with romance and data points. What this fake academic lacks in citations, it more than makes up for in pure geeky sweetness. Here's hoping that the projected data proves, if anything, conservative.
In medieval societies, noblemen and upper class men supposedly had the right to take the virginity of peasant women. This tradition has appeared in many works of fiction, including 1984, the Discworld series, and Gilgamesh.
You've had your eye on that cute alien for a while now. You've gone on some dates, really hit it off, and you're thinking you'd like to pop the question. But even if your extraterrestrial beau or belle says "Yes," would the US government recognize your union?
Charles Darwin married his cousin, Emma Wedgwood, in January 1839 — but not before giving it some serious thought. In the months leading up to his marriage proposal in November of 1838, the preeminent naturalist maintained a number of lists, scrawled in his journal, dedicated to the pros and cons of marriage, and the…
Most of us know about traditional polygamy in the sense of one husband having many wives. It's practiced all over the world, including clandestinely in the United States. But where are the cultures in which one woman has many husbands? And what are they like? Take a look at the relatively rare practice of polyandry.
When David Salomon proposed to his girlfriend Jennifer Tuason, he went above and beyond the call of duty. Rather than just popping down on one knee, he made her an entire comic book illustrated by their friends. Here's a video of the proposal from earlier this month — note the Spider-Man allusion and final word…
Why are there so few space explorers, superheroes, and fantasy champions who are happily married? Sure, it's a tough life fighting monsters and braving the unknown, but everybody knows that it's better with a steadfast companion at your side.
In the year 1933 physician Ira S. Wile made some wild predictions about what marriage would look like 100 years in the future.
According to the BBC, politicians in Afghanistan are proposing to solve the "war widow problem" by bringing back polygamy. Could modern warfare be reviving this ancient institution? Welcome to the polygamous future.