Hey! Let’s Quantify The Pressure To Get Married

Hey! Let’s Quantify The Pressure To Get Married

With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, distinguished media outlets everywhere are proffering lists and tips to help steadfast singles, the newly single, Cosmo girls, rich couples, married couples, and parents make the most of what is probably the most divisive and dangerous holiday of the year. As I’ve written before, there are many reasons to dislike Valentine’s Day. … Continue reading

The Great Name-Changing Debate: Part I

The Great Name-Changing Debate: Part I

One of the most annoying trends I’ve noticed as I scour the Pinterest universe procrastinating looking for inspiration is the proliferation of wedding paraphernalia advertising the bride’s future name. Things like wedding dress hangers spelling out “Mrs. [his last name]” in hand-fitted wire, or hoodies with the words “Future Mrs …” bedazzled on the back. … Continue reading

The People Who Need Bridezillas Most

The People Who Need Bridezillas Most

“We have ourselves a groomzilla,” said Megan Garber last week in The Atlantic, pointing out the fact that most surprising thing about Sean Parker’s upcoming $9-million wedding isn’t the price tag but the fact that he’s the one planning it. “Because, for all the variation that exists among weddings of the famous and the non-, there tends … Continue reading

Calm Down Everyone, Pinterest is Not Ruining Weddings

Calm Down Everyone, Pinterest is Not Ruining Weddings

Last week, HuffPo blogger Rachel Weight asked if weddings are getting too “pin-dictable”, making the same observation highlighted last year in this wonderful Onion piece: “lately I’ve realized that these Pinterest-y weddings are all starting the look exactly the same. There’s almost a formula for them,” she wrote, going on to list the must-have elements of contemporary Pin-based nuptials: … Continue reading

Are Marriage Proposals Sexist?

Are Marriage Proposals Sexist?

When Slate’s Amanda Marcotte wrote about the enduring nature of sexist marriage proposals last December, comments poured in from readers both in support of and in frustration with her claims. Many pointed out that they had not, in fact, gotten engaged in a traditional matter, and that a poll of college student opinions doesn’t accurately reflect the intentions and realities … Continue reading