We Were Married in the Desert, Surrounded by Strangers

Kat and Daley “A connection” is hardly enough to describe what Kat and Daley felt the first night they met. “It was this deep, eerie, unexplainable familiarity- like we’d been connected in past lives. I thought, I know him, but I have definitely never met him, but I KNOW him.” When Kat first spotted Daley across the room at…


This Bride Got Dumped 3 Weeks Before Her Wedding

I’m the journalist who broke the story of a bride-to-be who was dumped three weeks before her wedding and dealt with it by traveling the world. One year later, I married her. The truth is I already knew who Katy was before our lives took the crazy turns that led to us smashing directly into each other….


Throw Away That “List” of What You’re Looking for in a Partner

Ashley & Chea the way we met I was always set on marrying a black man that burned incense and listened to Lauryn Hill and Dwele into the late hours of the night like myself. Instead, Chea came into my life with every surface difference possible. He had no idea who half of my favorite artists were,…


When Your Mom Gives out Your Phone Number at Marshalls

Chances are there’s been a time or two, or twenty, when your mom has embarrassed the hell out of you. It’s just what moms do. Luckily for Carolyn Creter, the most embarrassing thing her mother ever pulled also ended up being the best thing that ever happened to her. What started out as a humiliating experience took a surprising turn that Carolyn…


What It’s Like Being in Love When You Struggle with Mental Illness

Meet Baylee: From the outside, Baylee seems like the girl that has it all. She’s pretty, smart, young, and has a bubbly personality to top it all off. You would never look at her and think she struggles with mental illness, but that’s exactly what she wants the world to understand. Mental illness doesn’t discriminate….

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This Couple Fought for 22 Years to Be Together

Eliav and Paul Falling in love should be one of the most exciting times in a person’s life, accompanied by much celebration with friends and family. But imagine finding your soul-mate only to be shunned instead of celebrated. Imagine having members of your family cut off communication with you for 10 years because of who you’ve fallen in…


This Couple Knew That Young Love Is Still Real Love

It seems as if everyone has an opinion about relationships these days. That couple is “too young,” they’re “too old,” or it’s “too soon.” And even though statistics show the average marrying age is getting older (the latest data shows it as 30), that doesn’t solidify what’s right for every couple. Madison and Blake Mealy…


The Best Accidental First Date on American Airline’s Flight #638

You know what’s awesome? Being married. You know what’s even more awesome? When you end up literally sitting next to your future wife on an airplane. That’s exactly how Natalie and I first met on June 19th, 2005, on American Airlines Flight #638. I sometimes try to list the number of coincidences that had to…


An American Boy Sends a Christmas Box to a Filipina girl, and Marries Her 14 Years Later

Hundreds of thousands of people donate through charities every year, and around the holidays those numbers skyrocket as parents encourage their little ones to gather gifts for children less fortunate than them. When we’re little, we learn that helping others is important – not to mention that it leads to good karma. But for one American…