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Northwestern Offers the Ultimate Education Course: Marriage 101

The Atlantic wrote a long piece about the …

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Added by hitched on February 21, 2014 at 2:54pm — No Comments

Infographic: The Science Behind a Happy Relationship

Marriage leads to a big happiness boost for 2 years and then the couples' happiness levels returns to its normal state prior to engagement after that. This and a slew interesting tidbits from a variety of studies has been compiled by Happify. For example, did you know that people in the most successful marriages spend at least 5 or more hours per week talking? Or that a happy marriage is worth an additional $105,000 a year in…

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Added by hitched on February 18, 2014 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Sex Sent Me to the ER! A Search for Sexual Mishap Stories

The producers of Untold Stories of the ER are currently conducting a nationwide search for individuals or couples who have, unfortunately, had to visit the emergency room from a sex-based injury. Compensation may be provided for selected stories and some couples may be flown to Los Angeles for the show. To tell your story or to find out more, contact the casting associate for the show, Courtney Morris, at 818-5634131 or e-mail: …

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Added by hitched on February 13, 2014 at 11:04am — No Comments

The Top 10 Most Romantic Destinations in North America

Website, 10best.com has released their Reader's Choice Awards for the 10 most romantic getaways in North America. Guess what, the No.1 city will probably surprise you. Coming in at No. 10 is Honolulu, Hawaii (although we think there are several other cities on the Hawaiian islands we…

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Added by hitched on February 10, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments

The $99,000 Valentine's Dinner

It's common knowledge that restaurants will put together special menus for Valentine's Day and increase the prices for those love-struck couples who are looking for a romantic night out. In England, luxury retail site, Very First To, and culinary site, Great British Chefs, have teamed up to create an over-the-top experience. For just £61,000 (or about…

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Added by hitched on February 7, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

Less Than Half of French Find Infidelity Morally Unacceptable

A new survey from the Pew Research Center found that just 47% of people in France say, "married people having an affair is morally unacceptable." This level of acceptance is the greatest among the 39 nations in the survey. The next closest was Germany where 60% find marital infidelity morally unacceptable. The United States was among the nations in the bottom-third with 84% finding cheating a no-no. Muslim nations were the least accepting appearing in nine of the final 10 spots on the list.…

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Added by hitched on January 17, 2014 at 2:53pm — No Comments

Diane Gottsman Answers Thanksgiving Questions on The Today Show

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Added by hitched on November 25, 2013 at 8:30pm — No Comments

A Wife's Temperament May Determine Success of Marriage

A new study suggests that marriage success may depend quite a bit on the temperament of the wife. Researchers at UC Berkeley  studied 80 middle-aged and older heterosexual couples and found wives who had  greater control of their emotions and were constructive in their  communication skills had more satisfying and successful marriages. Interestingly, the emotions of the husband during the study didn't have an effect. Southern California news channel,…

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Added by hitched on November 11, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

A Scientific Study Confirms Husbands & Wives Have Selective Hearing

A new study from Queen’s University in Ontario, published in the journal Psychological Science, found that husbands and wives are able to hear the voice of their spouse better than the voice of someone unfamiliar--they're also better at tuning their spouse's voice out. A…

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Added by hitched on October 14, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Military Marriages: Long, Frequent Deployments Hurt

A new study tracking the marital status of more than 460,000 U.S. service members between 1999 and 2008 found that the likelihood of divorce increased with each passing month that a spouse was away at war. The research was done by the RAND Corp. and published in Journal of Population Economics. Sebastian Negrusa, an economist who co-authored the study…

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Added by hitched on October 10, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments

28% of Married College-Graduates Attended the Same College

Facebook has just released a new study connecting schools to marriage and found that 28% of college graduates on Facebook attended the same college and 15% went to the same high school. A couple interesting factors that drove the numbers were how large the school population was, how religious the school was, and the politics of the school. Facebook has…

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Added by hitched on October 9, 2013 at 2:23pm — No Comments

What Is A Tweet Chat & How Can I Join?



Every Tuesday at 3:30pm PDT we will co-host a tweet chat with our wine club partner Touring & Tasting. Since this is likely a new concept for many people out there, we thought we'd offer a quick explanation. 

What is a tweet chat? A tweet chat is a live Twitter event, usually…

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Added by hitched on October 7, 2013 at 7:32pm — No Comments

Social Security Data Reveals Top 10 Most Popular Baby Names of 2012

Do you watch Game of Thrones on HBO? If you thought Arya would be a good name for a girl, the name of one of the main characters, you might light to know that it had the biggest jump in popularity within the top 500 names. However, it didn't crack the top 10. 

According to Social Security data, here were the top 10…

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Added by hitched on May 9, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

SPECIAL EDITOR'S NOTE

You may have noticed a change to the Hitched website this week. In a continued effort to provide you with the best marriage information on the internet—and to keep it free—we have partnered with Google to run microsurveys within their Google Consumer Surveys program as a key to unlock access to all of our content. This is in lieu of putting our content behind a paywall,…

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Added by hitched on March 13, 2013 at 11:16am — No Comments

Women: Healthy Marriage, Healthy Heart

A study presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association from Princeton University found that married women who were not divorced nor widowhood were linked with fewer cardiovascular risk factors, such as high blood pressure. Unfortunately, the same didn't hold true for young men. Guys who married younger were more likely to have warning…

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Added by hitched on September 6, 2012 at 6:03pm — No Comments

Couples of Comic Con 2012

Our photographer, John Dalog, went to the 2012 Comic Con to find couples partaking in the festivities. Here's who he ran into: 

Name: Gerardo Mora,

Name: Ashley Mora

Married: 4 years

Dressed up as? Steampunk

How long did it take to make your costumes? 6 months

What were you most excited to see at Comic-Con? The Hobbit…

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Added by hitched on August 31, 2012 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Dr. Trina Read Discusses How Body Image Effects Sex Life on the Marilyn Denis Show

Dr. Trina Read has been busy. In a recent appearance on the Marilyn Denis Show, Dr. Read discusses how women, in particular, can cope with an insecure body image. In her appearance she makes a wonderfully profound statement that should be heard, she says, "Changing our body image is not about changing our body, it's about falling in love with the body we have." Dr. Read offers other fantastic advice in this segment.…

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Added by hitched on August 21, 2012 at 11:24am — No Comments

Dr. Trina Read Discusses the Difference Between Chatting vs. Cheating

If you've spent enough time on Facebook or other social networks, you've likely come across an old flame. This brings about a lot of questions, starting with the big one of whether or not you should "friend" them. Moving beyond that includes actually engaging in conversation. What about engaging with others in conversation? How far can those conversations get before they become inappropriate? Sexologist, Dr. Trina Read, joined the crew of Breakfast Television Calgary to discuss this topic.…

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Added by hitched on August 16, 2012 at 5:31pm — No Comments

Could Spanking Your Kid Cause Mental Disorders in Adulthood?

New research suggests that physical punishment as a form of discipline in kids may increase the risk of mental disorders in adulthood from mood and anxiety disorders to drug and alcohol abuse. The study lead by Tracie Afifi, an assistant professor of epidemiology in the Department of Community Health Sciences at the University of Manitoba, Canada, looked at data…

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Added by hitched on July 10, 2012 at 4:02pm — No Comments

[Infographic] Being in Love Can Save You Money!

When we think about saving money, we often think about slowing down on the lattes or clipping coupons. The good folks at FrugalDad have quantified the savings of a loving relationship through various research and studies. They put together the great infographic below, which illustrates the benefits of a loving relationship. Enjoy! 



love helps infographic

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Added by hitched on June 4, 2012 at 2:29pm — No Comments






Hitched Podcast

Episode 542: How Does Society Effect Marriage?

Marriage rates, divorce rates and a variety of other factors around marriage fluctuate throughout time. How does societal impact play a role? Dr. Karen Sherman shares her thoughts.

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