Topic: getting married

I Don’t Want to Be Treated Like a Princess, I Want to Be Treated Like an Equal

I Don't Want to Be Treated Like a Princess, I Want to Be Treated Like an Equal

Over the holidays, I watched a lot of wedding shows. A lot of them. There was Say Yes to the Dress and My Fair Wedding with David Tutera and Bridezillas, and I loved every minute of it. But when you watch enough of those shows, certain themes start to emerge, and one in particular sat oddly with me: the repeated “I want to be treated like a princess/He’s the best husband in the world because he treats me like a princess” and so on. I know that most women have been fed tropes about being “princesses” since childhood (thanks a lot, Disney!), but the idea of a man treating me like a princess actually makes me want to marry him less. More »

Charles Dickens, Like Many Other People, Was Nervous On His Wedding Day

Charles Dickens, Like Many Other People, Was Nervous On His Wedding Day

According to a handwriting analysis expert, Charles Dickens’ signature on his marriage certificate proves that he was “nervous” when he got married. “A strong right hand slant implies a heightened sense of emotion, while a curled stroke on the ‘D’ implies showmanship and self-defensiveness,” sayeth the expert. This apparently differs from other examples of Dickens’ penmanship. More »

Modern Etiquette: How to Tell Your Friend You Don’t Want to Be Her Bridesmaid

Modern Etiquette: How to Tell Your Friend You Don't Want to Be Her Bridesmaid

Recently, my friend “Bonnie” and I were having a conversation about a mutual friend who is getting married. The friend asked Bonnie to be in her bridal party, and Bonnie – who hates our friend’s fiance and doesn’t approve of them getting married – struggled for a way to turn down the invite without looking like a jerk. Here are some ways to navigate a similar social situation: More »

Party Favors: Cheating Might Be Genetic (And The Best Excuse Ever)

Party Favors: Cheating Might Be Genetic (And The Best Excuse Ever)

Would you marry a man with two months to live? – Lemondrop

Hanukkah time is couples time. – YourTango

Don’t share this study (and perfect excuse) with your boyfriend: cheating could be genetic – Betty Confidential

Would you rather be broken up with before the holidays or after? - Marie Claire

Do you think still being a virgin after college makes you a loser? – Crushable More »