Attention, Strumpets: 'Shacking Up' Might Actually Lower Divorce Risk

Conservative grandmothers across this great nation of ours love to warn their female progeny that if they give "the milk" away "for free," then no one will want to "buy the cow." Often concurrent with this adage is the belief that a solid bloc of statistics show that premarital cohabitation — or "shacking up" or… »3/11/14 7:00pm3/11/14 7:00pm

Times Reports on Young New Yorkers Staying Roommates After Breaking Up

New York Times trend pieces can be pretty irritating, especially when they focus on Williamsburg residents who can their own figs and take their pet goats to a dog park. Still, even the most irritating trend pieces about a city where value systems are so remarkably exaggerated (and, therefore, seem absolutely bonkers… »6/09/13 3:00pm6/09/13 3:00pm

In Studies That Make Perfect Sense, Men’s Views on Abortion Change with Personal Circumstances

A new study of unmarried men living (in sin, hellfire, brimstone, blah!) with female partners has found that most of them would prefer to be consulted about an impending abortion, and, perhaps encouragingly, that this insistence to be included in a pregnancy-terminating decision had less to do with entrenched… »10/10/12 2:25pm10/10/12 2:25pm

Cohabitation Is Illegal In Florida, And Conservatives Want To Keep It That Way

Florida Republicans haven't done this country many favors, but one, Rep. Ritch Workman has taken up a surprisingly sensible cause: He wants to get rid of several ridiculous, outdated laws, including one that makes it illegal for unmarried couples to live together. Unfortunately, his fellow Republicans are expected to… »8/31/11 10:03pm8/31/11 10:03pm

Daily Mail: Cohabitation Makes Women Want To Kill Themselves

The British tabloid we love to hate has taken a story about rising suicide rates among single women and turned it into a treatise against cohabitation. The Government's Office for National Statistics in England released a report showing that women who are not married kill themselves at three times the rate of women… »2/29/08 9:30am2/29/08 9:30am