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More Red Lights Run on Memorial Weekend Than Any Other Holiday Weekend

Be safe this weekend! A new report by the National Coalition for Safer Roads found that more than 2.3 million drivers in 18 states ran a red light last year, and the number of scofflaws was more than 27% higher on Memorial Day weekend than on an average non-holiday weekend. The reason, according to this …


Added by hitched on May 25, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments

TV Production Company Seeking Blended Family

We got an e-mail the other day from Red Varden Studios asking if we could help spread the word about a casting search for, "This generation’s wilder, more entertaining Brady Bunch." We are not affiliated with this company, we are merely passing along information. With that said, if you're interested and wish to be considered, you'll need to e-mail photographs of your family…


Added by hitched on May 18, 2012 at 2:07pm — No Comments

This Summer, Become an Internet Video Star!

If you and your spouse are looking for something to do this summer (perhaps career change, maybe a taking a passionate hobby more seriously, or reach a larger customer base online for your personal business), then we may have found an opportunity for you. We were contacted by Frank Chindamo, Adjunct Professor from the School of Cinematic Arts at USC who informed us that the university is now offering a summer class…


Added by hitched on May 11, 2012 at 5:06pm — No Comments

Love and Money Tips

Renowned marriage expert, Dr. Terri Orbuch, appears on the Fox morning show in Detroit to offer tips for couples on juggling the often-argued subject of money and marriage. Check it out.

Love and Money:…


Added by hitched on April 25, 2012 at 2:35pm — No Comments

Illinois Couple Retell the Story of Winning Mega Millions Jackpot

The $656 million Mega Millions prize is the largest in history, and Illinois couple Merle and Patricia Butler won a third of the pot ($158 million), splitting with other unknown winners located in Kansas and Maryland. Here is a video of Merle retelling the story of finding out they won and what they did immediately after—his wife giggled for about four hours. What would you do?

For more read this …


Added by hitched on April 23, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments

Esquire's Sex Issue Reveals Married Men Think Married Sex is Good

It's so often portrayed that married sex is boring and that single sex is so much better. Well, Esquire magazine has just released their Sex issue, which includes a survey conducted by Beta Research Corporation of 522 male internet-connected respondents between the ages of 21 and 59. Here are some of the published results pertaining to…


Added by hitched on April 12, 2012 at 11:56am — No Comments

Mobile Gaming Popular in the Bedroom

Whenever a company unveils a survey or study that supports their position and/or industry we have to take it with a grain of salt. Saying that, however, we aren't surprised to see the numbers out of this survey of 15,000 users of MocoSpace, a social gaming site. Perhaps the biggest surprise was not that people were playing mobile games, but where. The number one…


Added by hitched on March 26, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments

Researcher Believes Up to 15% of Women Have Experienced Orgasm During Exercise

Debby Herbenick, co-director of the Center for Sexual Health Promotion at Indiana University estimates that as many as 15% of women have the ability to experience orgasm during exercise, according to a statement made to Time magazine. She is the lead author of on online survey that gathered data on women ages 18 to 63 over five weeks. The information…


Added by hitched on March 22, 2012 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Editor Steve Cooper Writes About the Business of Hitched for Forbes

We're really excited to announce that co-founder and editor-in-chief, Steve Cooper, has just launched a new weekly column for that will discuss the business lessons learned from running Hitched. You can "Follow" Steve to get alerted whenever a new column is posted. His first post is a short introduction on the launch of Hitched and more importantly,…


Added by hitched on March 20, 2012 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Fatty Foods May Lower Sperm Count

Researchers out of Dartmouth Medical School studied 99 men who were all clients at fertility clinics. Each filled out a questionnaire listing what they ate and found that saturated fats, the stuff in meat and dairy foods, was associated with lower sperm counts. In fact, the men in the study who consumed the most saturated fat had 35 percent fewer sperm than…


Added by hitched on March 15, 2012 at 3:00pm — No Comments

How Long Does the Honeymoon Period Last?

Does the honeymoon period last a month? A year? Five years? In short, it depends. In fact, Kira Birditt, an assistant research professor at the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, found that although the conventional wisdom is that all marriages decline in happiness over time, that's not…


Added by hitched on March 8, 2012 at 2:24pm — No Comments

A Blood Test to Predict Love

The research has been piling up that when you're in love, the chemicals in your body change. A new study published in Psychoneuroendocrinology found that higher levels of oxytocin, a chemical given many names including the "love hormone," were found in more emotionally responsive couples and could even predict which couples would stay together longer. One caveat to…


Added by hitched on February 27, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments

[video] Date Nights for Married Couples: Ideas & Why They're Good

In this clip, Steve Cooper, editor-in-chief of, speaks with Jannelle So on Kababayan LA about why date nights are important for married couples based on new research from The National Marriage Project from the University of Virginia. Steve also shares a few date night ideas, as well as things couples should avoid when planning a date night. …


Added by hitched on February 26, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments

[video] How to Make Interracial Marriages Work

In this clip, Steve Cooper, editor-in-chief of, speaks with Jannelle So on Kababayan LA about how interracial couples can navigate the differences that arise from different ethnic and cultural backgrounds. Steve also shares some new U.S. Census data that was recently compiled and released by the Pew Research Center. 

Added by hitched on February 24, 2012 at 1:36pm — 2 Comments

Rate of Interracial Marriage in U.S. Hits Record High

New data from the  Pew Research Center might fall under the category of "not surprising," but it's still good to have the hard numbers. The study showed that in…


Added by hitched on February 22, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Date Nights Are Good for Marriage

The National Marriage Project released a new report earlier this month analyzing the effects of date nights on a marriage. In short, the data showed that dedicated couple time fostered more communication, greater sexual satisfaction, more stable marriages (i.e., less likely to divorce), and greater…


Added by hitched on February 21, 2012 at 2:51pm — No Comments

Valentine's Day By the Numbers

We were e-mailed this great infographic that explains where the money goes on Valentine's Day. Here are a few items we'll highlight for you, but we highly recommend you take a look at the full graphic by clicking on the image. The numbers below are estimates provided

- Couples will spend $3.5…


Added by hitched on February 13, 2012 at 4:48pm — No Comments

Will Nagging Kill Your Marriage?

The Wall Street Journal relationship columnist Elizabeth Bernstein wrote about how nagging can be just as dangerous, if not more so to a marriage than infidelity. On the CBS Morning Show, Berstein, comedian Top Papa (host of the competition show Here Come the Newlyweds) and the Morning Show hosts, discuss just what qualifies as nagging and how dangerous it really…


Added by hitched on January 26, 2012 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

The Year of the Dragon Expected to Produce Baby Boom

The year 2012 is the Year of the Dragon for those following the Chinese lunar calendar. The dragon, is a zodiac sign associated with good fortune and intelligence and is believed to be the sign of those destined for success. According to the lunar calendar, the Year of the Dragon only arrives every 12 years. Back in 2000, Hong Kong saw more than a 5% increase in…


Added by hitched on January 23, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Twin Birth Rate Skyrockets 76% in Past Three Decades

This is probably a general observation that you may have already noticed, but there are definitely more twins being born today than in the past. A report from the National Center for Health Statistics found that twin births are up in all age groups, across all races in all states. Overall, the twin birth rate jumped…


Added by hitched on January 12, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments

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Episode 569: Substituting Our Summer Vacations

How can we work through the cancelations of our vacations and get the mental and physical vacation we need during Covid-19?

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