Julia Charlene Merfeld was caught on video, trying to arrange to have her husband murdered. The marriage wasn’t going well, she didn’t want to break his heart and she didn’t want to feel like she was letting her family down with a divorce, so she went looking for a hitman. That hitman turned out to be an undercover cop.
It used to be that online dating was considered kind of creepy and desperate. But as more people have gotten into it, there’s more people to choose from and the stigma around online dating is pretty much entirely gone. And a new study has found that one third of marriages in the US now start online and couples who first meet online, whether it’s through Match.com or World of Warcraft, tend to have happier and more satisfying marriages than those hanging out at a bar waiting magically for their soul mate to walk in.
In Missouri, gay marriage is neither legal nor recognized. One of the strongest emotional arguments for marriage equality played out in real life this week as Roger Gorley, who had been given power of attorney over the affairs of his long term boyfriend, was arrested when he refused to leave the hospital bedside of his dying partner when the bedridden man’s family ordered Gorley to leave.
Last month, billionaire Dennis Tito said that he wants to send a married couple on a trip around Mars and back, a journey of 500 days in a tiny tin can floating through space. For the mission, it can’t just be any couple— preferably, you’d want two people who have experience living in extreme isolation for long periods of time without killing each other. Rolf and Deborah Shapiro have done just that, having spent 15 months alone in Antarctica, just for the fuck of it.
Billionaire space tourist guy Dennis Tito wants to help be one of the first people to launch people to Mars in 2018. Instead of a single person or a crew of several, Tito’s idea is to send a married couple in orbit around Mars, because being married is a guarantee that someone won’t get murdered when you’re stuck in a tin can for 500 days in space.
When Hector “Tank” Martinez wanted to propose to his girlfriend, he did it in a big way. Martinez and nearly three hundred other bikers purposely clogged traffic on I-10 in Los Angeles to a complete standstill so he could pop the question to his lady love. And yeah, she said yes.
If you find yourself one day drunk and hungry and wanting to get hitched in Vegas, there’s no shortage of places, but only at Denny’s can you get married while having a Grand Slamwich.