Would You Tell Your Straight Friend You Suspect Her Fiance Is Gay?

ABC (as in the TV network, not the Jackson 5 song) seems to be on a gays-marrying-straights kick the past couple of weeks: Two of their primetime shows, Desperate Housewives and Modern Family, each featured a woman marrying a man that others believed to be gay. And it reminded me of a couple I know. Continue reading

How to Handle People Who Don’t Think You Should Get Married

Some people think they know what’s best for you better than you do. And if one of them speaks up during your engagement, it can make you second-guess yourself or ruin the relationship you have with that person. Before you sever ties with the brazen individual–or call off your wedding–consider doing the following. Continue reading

The 6 Worst Things Brides Post on Facebook

Everyone can assume that you’re so, so excited to get married. That’s why posts like the below can get pretty annoying pretty fast. True, your Facebook friends can simply hide you from their feeds if they don’t like what you have to say, but why push them to that point? Here’s what to avoid posting on Facebook (and Twitter, for that matter) when you’re engaged. Continue reading

7 Times You Don’t Have to Reciprocate a Wedding Invitation

Maybe it’s because I’m a Libra, but I like everything to be even Steven. So if you invited me to your wedding, you were invited to mine. But not every bride who included you has to make the cut for your nuptials. Here are seven situations it’s okay not to return the invite. Continue reading

Should Women Propose? Should Men Wear Engagement Rings?

No, I don't know why she's wearing a wedding dress. You try finding a photo of a woman proposing to a man.

A friend (and I hope I’m not overstepping bounds by calling you a friend!) suggested I write about gender roles as they pertain to proposals, and since I aim to please, here goes. Continue reading