These waveform wedding rings are the geekiest thing you'll see today

Behold, the "I Do" rings by Japanese artist and designer Sakurako Shimizu. Each set of bands is custom made, etched with a waveform of a couple's voices uttering any words they choose. (So long as it's pithy enough to fit on the band, we're assuming. "I do" seems a fitting choice, considering.) » 3/27/13 4:30pm 3/27/13 4:30pm

Charles Darwin ruminates on the pros and cons of marriage

Charles Darwin married his cousin, Emma Wedgwood, in January 1839 — but not before giving it some serious thought. In the months leading up to his marriage proposal in November of 1838, the preeminent naturalist maintained a number of lists, scrawled in his journal, dedicated to the pros and cons of marriage, and the… » 8/14/12 1:20pm 8/14/12 1:20pm

Polyandry, or the practice of taking multiple husbands

Most of us know about traditional polygamy in the sense of one husband having many wives. It's practiced all over the world, including clandestinely in the United States. But where are the cultures in which one woman has many husbands? And what are they like? Take a look at the relatively rare practice of polyandry. » 7/12/12 11:20am 7/12/12 11:20am

Read a comic fan's adorable comic book marriage proposal to his…

When David Salomon proposed to his girlfriend Jennifer Tuason, he went above and beyond the call of duty. Rather than just popping down on one knee, he made her an entire comic book illustrated by their friends. Here's a video of the proposal from earlier this month — note the Spider-Man allusion and final word… » 12/20/11 3:05pm 12/20/11 3:05pm