Young brides are adopting a traditional trend: ditching their maiden names.
For a while, brides were kicking the custom of taking their husband’s name. In 2009, researchers found a 20-year trend of women keeping their maiden names, or at least hyphenating.
But now, that trend has reversed. Since 2011, young brides are more likely to abandon their own surnames for their husband’s.
Grab the popcorn — this story is the stuff of soap operas.
They say the best way to get over someone is to meet someone else. One woman from Madhya Pradesh, India, really took that advice to heart.
A bride named Ruksar was all set to marry her fiancé, Parvez, on Monday. But her wedding turned out to be a daylong drama-filled event that, eventually, had a happy ending.
One woman's take on why university is not the only place to meet the man of your dreams.
Most girls dream of getting married. Some dedicate an entire Pinterest board to their future wedding before they even have a boyfriend (guilty as charged); others daydream about the day they’ll meet their husband. But according to some, our days to have that fateful encounter are numbered.
When Susan Patton, a guest contributor to The Daily Princetonian and president of Princeton University’s class of 1977, told her audience that they should find their spouses before they graduate, many college women began to freak out.
“Does that mean my friend with benefits will become my husband?” “Am I deemed a lonely spinster before my life really begins?” Though Patton justifies her controversial claim with her sons’ experiences, her argument is offensive and fails to recognize that restricting yourself to marrying your college beau has its set of drawbacks and limitations.
One small step down the aisle could be a giant leap for Hong Kong’s sexual minorities.
She’s known only as W. Not many specifics are known about the Hong Kong woman, but this morning, her story made headlines — and history. Now in her 30s, W was born a man but underwent surgery in 2008 to become a woman. Today, Hong Kong’s top court granted her the right to marry her boyfriend.
While the ruling falls short of allowing same-sex marriage, W is, of course, pleased with the groundbreaking legal win.
Does he have that not-so-fresh feeling?
By Gena Kaufman
Sometimes you just need to stop and smell the roses. And by roses I do mean your guy's scented underwear, which is a real thing possibly coming to a store near you in the future.
French company Le Slip Francais has raised more than 19,000 euros on a crowd-funding website to start selling scented underwear for guys. The briefs are scented with micro-capsules of a subtle, homemade, "masculine" perfume that is based on musk and pears. (A list of hilarious alternative scent suggestions.)
Boyfriend has a headache? Give him an aspirin. Boyfriend has a wandering eye? Give him -- an antibiotic? (I would have said “a swift kick to the curb" myself, but different strokes, I guess.)
By Gena Kaufman
According to a study out of Japan, there’s an antibiotic that might prevent men from falling for "femme fatales" -- a nice, subtle way to shift the blame to women, methinks.
In order to analyze the effects of the drug, men were asked to evaluate photos of women, rating them for attractiveness and trustworthiness, and then to say how much money they’d be willing to give them. The men who took the antibiotic Minocycline were less likely to trust the women and give them money, which apparently means they are less likely to be seduced by them.
When should you try to save your relationship, and when should you let go?
Marriages can, of course, survive cheating. Many of them do. But getting there is a complicated process.
It's possible for relationships to continue post-affair, but should they? How successful are couples who try to work things out? And how do you even begin to repair a relationship after infidelity?
Cassie Dotts married her college sweetheart the day before she graduated from Washington State University.
PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — With friends and family already gathered for her graduation from Washington State University, Cassie Dotts thought it would be a good time for another ceremony: her wedding.
She married University of Idaho fisheries science graduate Ben Ho in a ceremony Friday in Moscow, Idaho. Then she received her doctorate in veterinary medicine in Saturday's WSU graduation in Pullman, Wash.