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Here are some fun facts about Marriage: Which ones are most interesting to you

A marriage ceremony typically ends with a kiss because in ancient Rome, a kiss was a legal bond that sealed contracts, and marriage was seen as a contract.

A white New Orleans man in the late nineteenth century transfused himself with blood from a black woman he loved so he could overcome anti-discrimination laws by claiming he was black and marry her

-Compared to singles, married people accumulate about four times more savings and assets. Those who divorced had assets 77% lower than singles

Nearly 60% of married adults have had at least one affair

-Some scholars trace the word “bride” to the Proto-Indo-European root bru, “to cook, brew, make broth.”
-The average married couple has sex 58 times per year, or slightly more than once a week

-Over 75% of people who marry partners from an affair eventually divorce
-CNN reports that the current economy is the biggest stress on married couples in the past 60

 
DomoniqueWS

Asked by DomoniqueWS at 7:53 AM on Sep. 4, 2010 in Relationships

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  • A white New Orleans man in the late nineteenth century transfused himself with blood from a black woman he loved so he could overcome anti-discrimination laws by claiming he was black and marry her

    I find this by far the most interesting! And also the most romantic!
    mommy11260

    Answer by mommy11260 at 12:14 PM on Sep. 4, 2010

  • This is the only one I had not heard before, "A white New Orleans man in the late nineteenth century transfused himself with blood from a black woman he loved so he could overcome anti-discrimination laws by claiming he was black and marry her".
    SAHMomOf3

    Answer by SAHMomOf3 at 8:05 AM on Sep. 4, 2010

  • The man who did the blood thing. I would call that doing whatever it takes to be with someone. That one just made me smile :-)
    Kiwismommy19

    Answer by Kiwismommy19 at 8:49 AM on Sep. 4, 2010

  • most interesting............A marriage ceremony typically ends with a kiss because in ancient Rome, a kiss was a legal bond that sealed contracts, and marriage was seen as a contract.
    elizabr

    Answer by elizabr at 7:55 AM on Sep. 4, 2010

  • I found this one the most interesting...."A white New Orleans man in the late nineteenth century transfused himself with blood from a black woman he loved so he could overcome anti-discrimination laws by claiming he was black and marry her"
    LoriKeet

    Answer by LoriKeet at 8:01 AM on Sep. 4, 2010

  • I liked theone about the New Orleans man.Wow.What people to for love! : )
    bvannkissy

    Answer by bvannkissy at 2:42 PM on Sep. 4, 2010

  • -CNN reports that the current economy is the biggest stress on married couples in the past 60
    misunderstood1

    Answer by misunderstood1 at 7:58 AM on Sep. 4, 2010

  • I find the one about the blood transfusion to be most interesting :)
    bandgeek521

    Answer by bandgeek521 at 8:56 AM on Sep. 4, 2010

  • A white New Orleans man in the late nineteenth century transfused himself with blood from a black woman he loved so he could overcome anti-discrimination laws by claiming he was black and marry her

    wow
    charlotsomtimes

    Answer by charlotsomtimes at 9:12 AM on Sep. 4, 2010

  • -The average married couple has sex 58 times per year, or slightly more than once a week
    -Over 75% of people who marry partners from an affair eventually divorce

    hmm...sex just doesn't make a marriage.
    isabellalecour

    Answer by isabellalecour at 9:29 AM on Sep. 4, 2010

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