1. The average married couple has sex 68.5 times a year, which is slightly more than once a week.
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  2. 75%
    of people who marry partners from an affair eventually divorce.
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  3. 1 in every 5 couples has
    a sexless marriage, having less than 10 encounters a year.
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  4. The word "bride" comes from an old proto-germanic word meaning "to cook".
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  5. In France, you can marry a dead person.
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  6. About 300 couples marry in Las Vegas every day.
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  7. A man married a dog in India as atonement.
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  8. People who endure more than 45-minute commute are 40% more likely to divorce.
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  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.
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  10. First marriages that end in a divorce usually last approximately 8 years.
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  11. A woman named Erika La Tour Eiffel "married" the Eiffel Tower in 2007.
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  12. Couples who live together before engagement have a higher divorce rates than those who wait.
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  13. Most married couples are happiest in their third year of marriage.
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  14. There are
    100 divorces every hour
    in the U.S.
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  15. In Iran, a law from 2013 allows Men to marry their 13-year-old adopted daughters.
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  16. Nero, the Roman Emperor,
    married a man,
    one of his freedmen,
    taking the role of the bride.
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  17. The tradition of exchanging wedding rings goes back to ancient Egyptian times.
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  18. Couples who spend more money on their wedding have a higher divorce rates, a study found.
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  19. Interracial marriage was banned in the U.S. for much of its history: from 1776 to 1967.
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  20. Mail-order marriages are less likely to end in divorce than marriages overall in the U.S., a study found.
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  21. Marital infidelity was punishable with jail in South Korea until 2015.
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  22. Couples who spend less on their wedding tend to have longer-lasting marriages.
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  23. The longest recorded
    marriage
    lasted
    91 years and 12 days.
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  24. 74% of young Indians prefer an arranged marriage over a free-choice one, a 2013 survey found.
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  25. 69% of marriages in Ethiopia occur through abduction.
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  26. Gamophobia is the fear of getting married or being in a relationship.
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  27. People who get married between 28 and 32 split up least in the ensuing years, a study found.
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  28. In Vietnam, marriage applicants must acquire a Certificate of Good Mental Health from a doctor before being allowed to marry.
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  29. Adultery was Illegal in 18 U.S. States up until 2013.
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  30. One in three newlyweds say their spouse's spending habits are different than what they expected, according to a U.S. survey.
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  31. Each year, 15 million girls get married before the age of 18.
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  32. In 1960, 59% of American adults aged 18-29 were married. Today, only 20% are married.
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  33. Hitler married Eva Braun less than 40 hours before they died.
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  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.
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  35. From 1907 to 1922, women who were U.S. citizens lost their citizenship if they married foreigners.
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  36. In 2012, about 42 million Americans had never been married, twice as many as in 1960.
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  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.
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  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.
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  39. You can be sued for breaking off an engagement in about half of U.S. states.
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  40. A Mexican couple, Octavio Guillen and Adriana Martinez, was engaged for 67 years.
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  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.
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  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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