Sweatpants Don't Cause Divorce, People Cause Divorce

During a recent interview with Extra, Eva Mendes—actor, entrepreneur and mother to Ryan Gosling's child—claimed to have found the key to a successful, long marriage. (Note: Eva Mendes isn't married.) The secret? Never wear sweatpants. Our counter-argument: fuck that and sweatpant it up. » 3/19/15 6:00pm 3/19/15 6:00pm

Alabama's Homophobia Costs a University $15 Million

A gay couple who are both devoted alumni of the University of Alabama have scrapped their plans to bequeath their multimillion dollar estate to the school. Elliott Mitchell and Clark West, who donated $1 million to the school a decade ago, say they can't support a state institution while a same-sex marriage ban… » 3/17/15 6:00pm 3/17/15 6:00pm

OK Hates Gay Marriage So Much It Wants to Get Rid of Straight Marriage

The Oklahoma House of Representative passed a bill Tuesday that would abolish state-issued marriage licenses. If the bill is signed into law, marriage licenses would be issued by a member of the clergy. It's intended to block gay marriages in the state, but is actually just going to turn into an enormous, delightful,… » 3/13/15 3:15pm 3/13/15 3:15pm

Can You Marry Outside Your Class? Yes, If You Talk About It

General progressiveness of 2015 aside, most of us still date and marry folks from the same socioeconomic background as us: as the New York Times put it in 2012, "Doctors used to marry nurses. Now doctors marry doctors." But what happens when you reach across the aisle and date or marry outside your class? » 2/26/15 12:10pm 2/26/15 12:10pm

​Labor of (Someone Else's) Love: My Summer Planning Weddings in Italy

When I was 20, my college's funded internship program wrote me a check for $3,000. Instead of hunkering down in an LA production office to slog through slush piles—as a film major actually invested in her future would probably do—I pursued an internship that cashed in on my incomplete Italian minor and weird penchant… » 2/06/15 1:30pm 2/06/15 1:30pm

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 2:45pm 1/31/15 2:45pm

Wanna Predict When You'll Die or Who You Should Marry? Ask Your Pals.

You can only know yourself to a certain point, in that all the introspection in the world can't compete with your ego always inserting itself into situations and mucking it up. And it turns out that your friends know you better, anyway—so much so that their assessment of your character can predict, more than you can,… » 1/30/15 5:00pm 1/30/15 5:00pm

Report: Picky Woman Who Refused to Settle Has Found True Love

It isn't every day that a story comes back full circle to spite its haters directly, but such is the case for the proudly picky Amanda Lauren, who, back in 2013, incurred 'Net wrath by admitting that, in search of The One, she'd gone on too many dates to keep track. That search has ended: Bitch is engaged! » 1/28/15 10:30pm 1/28/15 10:30pm

Kids Who Were in Same Wedding Once Tie Knot 20 Years Later

What a thing to wake up to on a Monday morning! A touching love story that will alternately make you want to weep happy tears and then also retch out the rest of all the red wine you "accidentally" drank while watching The Golden Globes last night! Here it is, the cutest "kids getting married" story of ALL TIME. » 1/12/15 10:45am 1/12/15 10:45am

The Trailer for With This Ring Is Every Single Woman's Nightmare

With This Ring is a Lifetime rom-com that explores the clichés of marriage pressure and surprisingly looks like it could be an enjoyable watch. In the trailer, Regina Hall, Jill Scott and Eve play single friends who make a pact to get hitched within a year after attending a wedding on New Year's Eve. » 12/26/14 11:47am 12/26/14 11:47am

Famous Woman Has Revelation: Marriage Is Hard

If you're married, you are likely aware that despite the fact you have the state-sanctioned security of a life partner while also scoring a totally romantic tax benefits, maintaining a decent union (or any lifelong union, for that matter) is an American Ninja-esque obstacle course of emotional intimacy. » 12/23/14 2:15pm 12/23/14 2:15pm