It Sucks to Be a Bridesmaid Everywhere, But It Especially Sucks in the South

Let’s acknowledge a simple truth: Being part of the wedding party sucks. It’s a special honor, yes, but wearing a knockoff Jessica McClintock as you walk down the aisle holding your neck in a spine-breaking position (so the pics look good) is also a special circle of hell. So, if you’re looking to avoid that, don’t… »Thursday 4:00pm11/19/15 4:00pm

Trendy Nineteenth-Century Wedding Theme: Hot Air Balloons! 

Flip through any wedding magazine, and you’ll find yourself shaking your head at the stunts people will pull to feel special on their big day. But it’s not a new phenomenon. Take, for instance, Mary West Jenkins and Dr. John F. Boyton, who decided to get married in a damn hot air balloon over Central Park, in 1865. »9/24/15 11:20am9/24/15 11:20am

Would Your Husband Be Able to Handle the Household If You Died?

In a recent chat with some lady friends, I was surprised to learn that the married 20 and 30-somethings all felt that if they died first, their husbands would be left completely incapable of handling bills, kids, even changing the sheets. The seemingly retro commercial trope of that oafish, inept husband seemed,… »8/27/15 1:30pm8/27/15 1:30pm

Interview With a Millennial Dad Who Admits He's a Shitty Feminist

Relationships can feel pretty equal until a baby shows up, when suddenly even the most progressive couples are waylaid by the tyrannical demands of child-rearing. Women become baby-feeding machines, and men do what they can—some more than others. At least one such dude has admitted he was not, in fact, doing all he… »8/23/15 2:00pm8/23/15 2:00pm

It's the Little Disagreements That Tear a Marriage Apart

If you’re trying to make a relationship last, you’re probably trying to guard against the big fuck-ups when you think about keeping things together—the secret flirtations, the secret major purchases, hell, the secret other families. But what if it turns out the big things don’t matter anywhere near as much as the… »7/26/15 1:15pm7/26/15 1:15pm

See the Terrified Face of a Man Who's Just Torn His Bride's Gown

Welcome, friends, to the circus of wedding horrors — a carnival of terror more horrifying than anything you could imagine. To your left, a row of hideous knockoff dresses from Asia; to your right, the room of unfortunate proposals; and to the center, well, this is our crown jewel — a photo of the exact moment this… »2/17/15 7:45pm2/17/15 7:45pm

Man Proposes to Girlfriend by Romantically Kidnapping Her at Gunpoint

Sadly, every creative marriage proposal idea has already been taken, so if you're planning to propose to your partner anytime soon, you have two choices: Either ask them the old-fashioned way or plan an elaborate three-week kidnapping which you hope will convince them of your love. Just...don't do the second one. »2/13/15 1:50pm2/13/15 1:50pm

How Long Do Your Relationships Typically Last, and Is That On Purpose?

Sometimes relationships end quickly for obvious reasons: Too much fighting. Or maybe he likes the band MAGIC! But when all goes well, have you ever noticed a recurring length for your relationships? Have you ever considered imposing one? Singer and actress Jill Scott did, and it's six months. Let's discuss. »1/31/15 2:45pm1/31/15 2:45pm