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Signs He Wants to Marry You

Signs He Wants to Marry You

Longtime readers know that sometimes I like to reveal a little bit about how I work. It’s sometimes embarrassing to share things, but I think it’s a valuable glimpse into me and this unusual business of writing things for public consumption three times a week. Today, I want to share […]

13 Questions to Ask Before Getting Married

13 Questions to Ask Before Getting Married

“All the News That’s Fit to Print” has been the New York Times’ motto since 1896. Because it’s so vast and comprehensive, it has also been my main news source since I became an adult. I think that’s evidenced in the number of Thursday posts that link to NYT articles […]

Men and Women Tend to Marry Within Their Class

Men and Women Tend to Marry Within Their Class

You’ve read the back and forth comments on this blog. Women want to marry men with equal education and money. Men complain that women are “hypergamous,” and trying to marry “up.” What’s really happening is what is known as assortative mating. Per the New York Times:“Assortative mating is the idea […]

How Do You View Marriage?

How Do You View Marriage?

My favorite New York Times philosopher, David Brooks, was at it again, breaking down people’s views of marriage into three separate categories. First, is the psychological view of marriage. The psychologists want you to think analytically as well as romantically about whom to marry. Pay attention to traits. As Ty […]

Want a Happy Marriage? Do This.

Want a Happy Marriage? Do This.

I’m proud of the work I do here, but let’s face it: this ain’t brain surgery. In fact I think most of the advice doled out in this space is pretty much common sense. The issue for most of us is that common sense takes a holiday when it comes […]

An Unsupportive Spouse Can Make You Sick

An Unsupportive Spouse Can Make You Sick

We are all evangelical about the good choices we’ve made. Left your job to start your own successful company? You’ll tell everyone that being an entrepreneur is the way to go. Bought a house in the suburbs in a great school district? You’ll probably encourage your friends to do the […]

What Is the Average Age for Marriage?

What Is the Average Age for Marriage?

I love big data. Despite the media panic about the death of marriage, people are still getting married like nobody’s business. Statistics-based website, 538, plots out when people get married on a chart. What do we see? As of 2013, 4.6 percent of women and 4.3 percent of men 70 […]