1. The average married couple has sex 68.5 times a year, which is slightly more than once a week.
  2. 75%
    of people who marry partners from an affair eventually divorce.
  3. 1 in every 5 couples has
    a sexless marriage, having less than 10 encounters a year.
  4. The word "bride" comes from an old proto-germanic word meaning "to cook".
  5. In France, you can marry a dead person.
  6. About 300 couples marry in Las Vegas every day.
  7. A man married a dog in India as atonement.
  8. People who endure more than 45-minute commute are 40% more likely to divorce.
  9. A 99-year-old man divorced his 96-year-old wife after 77 years of marriage because he discovered an affair she had in the 1940s.
  10. First marriages that end in a divorce usually last approximately 8 years.
  11. A woman named Erika La Tour Eiffel "married" the Eiffel Tower in 2007.
  12. Couples who live together before engagement have a higher divorce rates than those who wait.
  13. Most married couples are happiest in their third year of marriage.
  14. There are
    100 divorces every hour
    in the U.S.
  15. In Iran, a law from 2013 allows Men to marry their 13-year-old adopted daughters.
  16. Nero, the Roman Emperor,
    married a man,
    one of his freedmen,
    taking the role of the bride.
  17. The tradition of exchanging wedding rings goes back to ancient Egyptian times.
  18. Couples who spend more money on their wedding have a higher divorce rates, a study found.
  19. Interracial marriage was banned in the U.S. for much of its history: from 1776 to 1967.
  20. Mail-order marriages are less likely to end in divorce than marriages overall in the U.S., a study found.
  21. Marital infidelity was punishable with jail in South Korea until 2015.
  22. Couples who spend less on their wedding tend to have longer-lasting marriages.
  23. The longest recorded
    91 years and 12 days.
  24. 74% of young Indians prefer an arranged marriage over a free-choice one, a 2013 survey found.
  25. 69% of marriages in Ethiopia occur through abduction.
  26. Gamophobia is the fear of getting married or being in a relationship.
  27. People who get married between 28 and 32 split up least in the ensuing years, a study found.
  28. In Vietnam, marriage applicants must acquire a Certificate of Good Mental Health from a doctor before being allowed to marry.
  29. Adultery was Illegal in 18 U.S. States up until 2013.
  30. One in three newlyweds say their spouse's spending habits are different than what they expected, according to a U.S. survey.
  31. Each year, 15 million girls get married before the age of 18.
  32. In 1960, 59% of American adults aged 18-29 were married. Today, only 20% are married.
  33. Hitler married Eva Braun less than 40 hours before they died.
  34. With an average cost of over US$80,000 per wedding, Manhattan is the most expensive place to get married in the U.S.
  35. From 1907 to 1922, women who were U.S. citizens lost their citizenship if they married foreigners.
  36. In 2012, about 42 million Americans had never been married, twice as many as in 1960.
  37. A Swedish woman "married" the Berlin Wall in front of a few guests in 1979. She was devastated when most of it was torn down in 1989.
  38. In 38 U.S. states, more than 167,000 children —mostly girls, some as young as 12— were married from 2000 to 2010, mostly to men 18 or older.
  39. You can be sued for breaking off an engagement in about half of U.S. states.
  40. A Mexican couple, Octavio Guillen and Adriana Martinez, was engaged for 67 years.
  41. A UK survey found that more than half of couples do not consumate their marriage on their wedding night, mostly because the groom is too drunk.
  42. People in the most successful marriages spend an average of 5 more hours a week being together and talking, marriage researcher John Gottman found.
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