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The myth that educated women over 40 find it impossible to find a mate to marry prevails - but it has long been debunked. What are the actual impacts of higher education on a women’s ‘marriageability?’ Here a wedding pic from Cambridge Mill, Cambridge, Canada. Anne Edgar/Unsplash

Does being smart and successful lower your chances of getting married?

The old myth that it's impossible for educated women over 40 to get married still lingers. Actually, educated women are doing OK in the U.S. In China, however, the story changes.
A tour guide holds up a flag with the faces of Britain’s Prince Harry and his fiancee, Meghan Markle. AP Photo/Alastair Grant

In the US, fairy-tale royal weddings clash with reality

Royal weddings have shaped how Americans imagine their own dream weddings. Unfortunately, they don't come cheap – which might explain why fewer and fewer are tying the knot.
Princess Diana’s 1981 wedding dress was encrusted with over 10,000 pearls, included a 7.62 metre train, and inspired the “puffy sleeve” trend. RR AUCTION HANDOUT

From Victoria to Diana to Meghan, royal weddings have shaped bridal fashions

When Queen Victoria donned white for her wedding in 1840 she started a trend that continues today. Other royal weddings have proved to be just as influential.
Sexuality presents us with personal and private concerns that are also very political. Shutterstock

Of love letters and other gestures of romantic love

Perhaps we can think of the love letter and other gestures of romantic love as forms or techniques that mediate the violence of time, dispossession and exclusion.
Heterosexual couples who believe in marriage equality, and the civil celebrants who marry them, are using wedding ceremonies to protest marriage law in Australia. shutterstock

How heterosexual couples are protesting marriage inequality

Given the ubiquity of civil marriage and support for marriage equality, how do heterosexual brides and grooms who support marriage equality manage legal requirements at their weddings?

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