From walking each other down the aisle to a private first dance, here are the unconventional choices my partner and I made for our forest wedding.
Insider sifted through hundreds of pairs of celebrities to bring you the most iconic power couples. Do you remember all of them?
Although Pinterest ideas look nice in photos, I've seen all of the ways they can go wrong, from broken Champagne glasses to confusing guest books.
Marta Rentel was inspired by an invisible sculpture by Salvatore Garau, which sold for $18,000, and wanted to sell something intangible of her own.
Drew Gottfried surprised his wife with a video of their wedding ceremony that they believed was erased. He went viral on TikTok for the gift.
Netflix's upcoming reality show "Sexy Beasts" was inspired by a 2014 BBC show of the same name and premise.
I started Bridesmaid for Hire years ago, and have since worked at a ton of weddings and got married. Here's what the job taught me about love.
After his split from Anna Faris, actor Chris Pratt and author Katherine Schwarzenegger got together and have since been married for 2 years.
TLC's reality show "Extreme Sisters" follows five duos, including twins, who are obsessed with matching their clothes, teeth, and boyfriends.
Philippa Wilson wanted to date on her own terms, so she tailored the process. Now, she has 10 dates lined up with men all over the world.
Kassie Yeung traveled from Los Angeles to Seoul by plane, then took a bus and cable car to Namsan Tower so she could remove the lock.
"I have no doubt that, ironically, the pandemic that isolated everyone in the world is the catalyst for bringing me together with my husband."
Years ago, I finalized my divorce from my husband but we still live together. Divorce wasn't the end for us. Here's why it was the right choice.
Be honest with your best friend and your boyfriend about your feelings. You can't control anyone's reactions, therapist Rachel Wright told Insider.
Nick Lachey and Vanessa Minnillo started dating after his high-profile relationship with Jessica Simpson ended and have been married nearly 10 years.
Love languages give you valuable information about how you - and your partner - want to receive love and affection.
Geli, Lori, and Brian - co-parents to a 12- and 14-year-old - said they've received judgment from other parents and coworkers since their TV stint.
“The 5 Love Languages” by Gary Chapman is a popular framework for understanding your partner’s needs. Chapman found people give and receive love differently. Insider asked therapists to share their favourite ways to use love languages for gift-giving. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. If your constant compliments don’t excite […]
Married or not, relationships in Hollywood are notoriously difficult. These 13 couples are still together despite never tying the knot. Some, like Oprah and Stedman, claim that if they’d gotten married, they wouldn’t have lasted. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. Marriage is just a piece of paper, isn’t it? […]
President Biden and first lady Jill Biden sat down for an interview with People at the White House. In the interview, they discussed their 43-year marriage and how they supported each other’s careers. The president said he didn’t think would have continued working in public life without Jill. Visit Insider’s […]
A study published in PLOS One found people who meet online are more likely to want serious commitment like moving in and kids. The study, which surveyed 3,250 Swiss respondents, asked how couples how met and what they wanted out of the relationship. They found it’s becoming more common for […]
The holidays might look different this year, especially for those in long-distance relationships who may not be able to see their partner in person. Knowing your love language and your partner’s love language can make communicating from afar a lot easier. Be sure to switch up your forms of communication, […]
After two otters living in separate otter sanctuaries each lost their partners, they found each other and have since coupled up. Pumpkin and Harris are both Asian short-clawed otters, according to a press release SEA LIFE Scarborough animal sanctuary shared with Insider via email. Harris moved from The Cornish Seal […]
John Thompson and Sugar Good tied the knot at the Dunkin’ drive-thru in Edmond, Oklahoma, where they first met over three years ago. Thompson went through the drive-thru almost every morning for a year before Good, the general manager, worked up the nerve to give him her number. He proposed […]
Cody McCook-AhTave and Turner Free-AhTave got married in a mixed cultural ceremony. Their striking wedding photos featured elements of Ute Tribe customs with nods to western farm life. “The biggest thing for us on our wedding day was making sure that we both felt fully represented,” McCook-AhTave told Insider. As […]
When one signs on to join a reality series, it’s expected that your personal life will be part of the show. However, these 17 couples probably got more than they expected when the dissolution of their relationships happened on camera. Though Justin Hartley was never on “Selling Sunset,” his text […]
If a parent raised you in a codependent manner, it could negatively affect your adult relationships. Signs a parent was codependent include using passive-aggressive behaviour to discipline, making all decisions for a child, and refusing to admit to being wrong. An adult child who had a codependent upbringing may have […]
Marvin and Lucille Stone got married in 1960, and Lucille made the dress she wore to the ceremony. Today, they have three children, six grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. To celebrate their 60th anniversary, the couple had a photo shoot in their original wedding attire. “I still feel about him the […]
Katie Wilson is a dating coach and chief dating expert at Match Group. Before her full-time jobs, she interned for a Los Angeles-based matchmaker. Wilson told Insider matchmaking as a career intrigued her from a young age, but her internship was nothing like she’d expected. Her boss told her she […]
Kanye West and Kim Kardashian West met in 2003 and went public with their romance in 2012. The rapper and the reality star got married in 2014 and share young children together. In 2021, TMZ reported that Kim filed for divorce from Kanye. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. Kanye […]
We picked the most iconic power couple from every year, starting with 1952. Each couple was matched with the year they were at the peak of their powers – Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton when got married (the first time) or Britney and Justin when they rocked denim on denim. […]
Comet Neowise only appears every 6,800 years. It has been visible in the Northern Hemisphere from July 15 to July 23. John Nicotera and Erica Pendrak got engaged during the cosmic event, and their friend Tim Leach captured the proposal in a photograph. “He froze the greatest moment of my […]
Some of your favourite celebrity couples met in adorable ways. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle met on a blind date, sparking a very public relationship. However, Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade do not describe their meeting as love at first sight. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. Dating is hard. […]
The near-mutual travel ban between the EU and the US has separated trans-Atlantic couples indefinitely since March. Some countries are making exceptions for love. As of July 27, Dutch residents with non-EU partners can get a “love contract” to present at the border if they have been together at least […]
Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell have been together for 13 years. The couple credits their successful relationship to regular therapy sessions and hard work. They believe that contempt is the no. 1 reason for failed relationships and that jealousy isn’t a productive emotion. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories . […]
Joanie and Jimmy Goodman celebrated their 70-year wedding anniversary on July 9. During that time, they had three children, plus grandchildren and great grandchildren. They also ran a business together for 30 years. Jimmy said the keys to their marriage longevity are love and respect for each other, and Joanie […]
Wedding planners, officiants, and photographers notice a lot about their clients’ relationships. Being secretive about costs or not spending time together after the ceremony can hint at trouble, one expert said. Some of the experts told Insider that happy couples show strong problem-solving skills on the day of their wedding […]
Social distancing and quarantining have been mandated across the US and many countries worldwide. But what does that mean for dating? Since the coronavirus was deemed a pandemic, online dating has taken off. Messaging on Hinge increased 30%, and Tinder saw its biggest day ever on March 29, with over […]
Quarantine has caused many couples to weigh whether or not they want to move in with relatively new partners. For those who have chosen to take the leap, many are reporting feeling like they are in a “turbo relationship” – or relationships that are more intense and sped up than […]
June 12 marked the 53rd anniversary of Loving v. Virginia, the Supreme Court case that legalised marriage between interracial couples in the United States. It comes in the midst of a global reckoning on race relations, following the death of George Floyd, which has jump-started a nationwide discussion on racism […]
Xavier Young and Marjorie Alston got engaged at a Black Lives Matter protest over the weekend. They have been together for two years and are expecting their first child together. Demonstrators cheered them on as Young asked Alston to marry him, and a photographer who happened by the scene documented […]
I went on 14 first dates in a single month back in February after getting dumped by a guy I loved. Dating felt awkward, but I was tired of being single, so I looked at the month as a way of getting better at dating and maybe finding love along […]
Codependency is a pattern of prioritising a relationship over your own needs, oftentimes paired with the feeling that you need the relationship to live. New York City-based therapist Dr. Melissa Robinson-Brown told Insider if your partner isn’t keeping up with friends and family, then there’s a strong chance you might […]
TLC’s new show “Find Love Live” features live-streamed matchmaking sessions. A single person meets three prospective dates and has to choose one on camera in real time, making for an entertaining but cringe-worthy experience. During the first episode, which aired on May 10, 27-year-old Shamonique talked briefly with three single […]
The coronavirus test is going to be the new STD test, the founder of a high-end dating app concierge service told Business Insider. Amy Nobile of Love, Amy, said she had one client demand her partner get a coronavirus test before continuing to date him. People are adapting to a […]
A devoted husband who couldn’t be with his wife while she underwent chemo surprised her by sitting outside her window on the grass. Dennis Cockrell couldn’t be by Diana’s side due to coronavirus restrictions, so instead, he held up a sign outside her window that read “I’m here & I […]
Fox’s newest reality “Labour of Love” focuses on one woman’s quest to find the father of her future children – by picking between 15 suitors all competing for her affection. “Sex & the City” star Kristen Davis will guide the show’s 41-year-old bachelorette Kristy Katzmann through different challenges with the […]
An elderly Italian couple celebrated their 50th anniversary from neighbouring hospital beds while both being treated for the coronavirus. Sandra, 71, and husband Giancarlo, 73, held hands while on ventilators, and the touching moment was captured by nurse Roberta Ferretti. Healthcare workers also got them a small cake with a […]
Breakups during the coronavirus pandemic look very different from typical breakups. People are using Zoom to break the news to their partners, or living with their exes for the forseeable future. Some said the pandemic brought long-ignored relationship problems to the surface and led to their untimely breakups. Visit Insider’s […]
Some couples are making the best of a hard situation as they find themselves quarantined. Insider has found five couples that recently popped the question. Have a quarantine proposal story to share? Email us at [email protected]
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Most people in a new poll by Business Insider said they were touching their loved ones at least as much as they did before the coronavirus pandemic. Forty per cent of respondents said they decreased their physical touch either significantly or slightly. Forty-two per cent said they kept their levels […]
Bob Shellard celebrated his 67th wedding anniversary outside his wife Nancy’s nursing home in Connecticut due to coronavirus restrictions. Their daughter, Laura Mikolajczak, told Insider that the family found out last Monday they would not be able to visit Nancy for 30 days. But the family still wanted to celebrate […]
Spoilers ahead for the reunion episode of “Love Is Blind.” In the reunion episode, Amber called out Jessica for the way she acted around Barnett, even after knowing Barnett and Amber were together. Amber said she wished Jessica would have been upfront about her feelings, but since she wasn’t, she […]
Spoilers ahead for the “Love Is Blind” reunion episode. Formerly engaged couple Giannina Gibelli and Damian Powers revealed that they’re still dating even though Damian said “I don’t” at their wedding. The pair said they live in their own homes but see each other daily, and that this slower relationship […]
Insider talked to relationship experts about every engaged couple on Netflix’s hit reality-show-meets-love-experiment, “Love Is Blind.” They said that Lauren and Cameron were most likely to last as a couple. According to the experts, the couples with the best chances for relationship success and longevity were also the best at […]
Editor’s note: This post contains spoilers for the movie “To All the Boys I Loved Before: P.S. I Still Love You.” “To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You” centres around a love triangle between protagonist Lara Jean Covey, her boyfriend Peter, and her middle school crush John Ambrose. […]
Before you even consider opening your marriage, you need to sit down with your wife and talk about your existing relationship. Be sure to discuss your turn-ons and sexuality during this time. If you both agree that your relationship is in a good place, then you can set ground rules […]
On the new podcast “Dying for Sex,” a woman named Molly talks about how her terminal cancer diagnosis was the catalyst for her sexual experimentation and awakening. After her diagnosis, Molly had a higher sex drive than her husband and despite some conversation, felt like her needs weren’t being met. […]
“Love is Blind” – a Netflix reality dating show that challenges 30 men and women to fall in love without seeing people they are dating and ultimately get married in the span of four weeks – premiered on February 13. Within the first episode and week of knowing each other, […]
During episode 8 of “The Bachelor,” many viewers took issue with a love letter Peter wrote contestant Hannah Ann. They said it was an elementary way to show love. But therapist Rachel Wright said she actually found the letter one of the best and healthiest moments in the two-hour episode. […]
Amy Nobile founded Love, Amy in April 2019 to help people find love on dating apps after meeting who she calls “the love of her life” on Bumble post-divorce. Nobile conducts photoshoots for dating app profiles, holds sexting consultations, and “ghost banters” with clients’ matches. Less than a year in, […]
A new dating app called Emi is geared towards helping people who are already in relationships improve them. I tried the Emi app with my partner for a week, which involved responding to app-generated prompts that kick start ways to compliment your partner. We found that it was nice to […]
Agora, a free photography app, has revealed the top 50 finalists of its Love 2020 contest. More than 11,000 photos were submitted in the hopes of winning the $US1,000 prize on February 18. Each image is meant to show what love means to the photographers through their camera lenses. Votes […]
Amid the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, several large companies, including Apple, Google, Twitter, and LinkedIn are asking some of their employees to work remotely. Many more workers worldwide report working from home as a precautionary measure. Working from home can impact’s one relationship in a few major ways, relationship […]
Sam Yagan is a cofounder of OKCupid, former Match.com CEO, and former Tinder director. Yagan said that OkCupid data found that there were three main questions that can predict long-term compatibility between a couple. “You can disagree on religion, you can disagree on pets, you can disagree on lots of […]
To celebrate Valentine’s Day this year, music streaming service Pandora has ranked the top 10 most romantic songs of all time. They looked for songs with “Full Unadulterated Commitment.” That means that “undying love is professed, in spite of potential obstacles,” and that the song has a message of “epic-ness,” […]
Your relationship may be exhausting you emotionally if you’re the only one constantly making sacrifices to ensure your partner’s needs are being met. If you experience anxiety, fatigue, or depression when you’re around your partner, it may be time to reach out to a licensed mental health professional or relationship […]
You can now get married in a Vegas-style “Chapel of Love” in Fortnum & Mason, a luxury department store in Piccadilly, London that’s favoured by the Queen. Although Fortnum & Mason has been a licensed wedding venue for a while, the pastel venue-within-a-venue is only in-store until the end of […]
The word “psychopath” is commonly used to describe villains on TV and in movies. Dr. Kelly Scott, a therapist at Tribeca Therapy in Manhattan, told Insider that the word “psychopath” is just a colloquial term for antisocial personality disorder. Here are four signs you might be dating a “psychopath,” or […]
Netflix released the second season of hit-thriller series ‘You’ in December and people are once again horrified about its protagonist’s obsessive way of loving people. Love addiction specialist Becky Whetstone told Insider she suspects that Joe Goldberg’s behaviour and way of expressing affection may be related to an underlying love […]
If you want to improve your relationship, elevate your sex life, or up your dating game, a countless number of books promise to do just that. Insider asked researchers who study parenting,sex, consensually non-monogamous relationships, love addiction, and more their top recommendations. These are experts’ favourite books for improving your […]
A tufted capuchin at Tianjin Zoo in China is looking for love after being single his whole life. The unnamed monkey went viral in 2018 for his eerily human-like facial features. According to the Daily Mail, zoo officials say the monkey’s singledom is partly due to “a lack of fate.” […]
People of all ages, genders, and sexual orientations are spending upwards of $US5,000 for Amy Nobile of New York City-based dating service Love, Amy to fixing their dating apps. And that’s not all she does: Nobile helps them with everything from wardrobe consultations to photoshoots for their profiles. She also […]
In April 2018, actress and dancer Jenna Dewan announced she and her then-husband Channing Tatum were splitting up after a nine-year marriage. Over a year has passed since the celebrity duo split and since then, both have started dating new people. The breakup wasn’t Dewan’s first experience with heartbreak. She […]
MTV’s show “Ghosted,” which is hosted by former “Bachelorette” star Rachel Lindsay and actor and musician Travis Mills, helps people track down former lovers and friends who stopped communicating with them seemingly out of nowhere. The show is supposed to help those who have been ghosted to gain closure by […]
The emotional and mental effects of cheating can create tension or even end a relationship or marriage. In some places around the world, cheating also has legal consequences like monetary fines and jail time. Here are the U.S. states with cheating-related laws. Visit INSIDER’s homepage for more. Cheating on a […]
There have been plenty of celebrity love stories that began on set and ended in happily ever after. But for every successful relationship, there are co-stars that couldn’t make it work off-screen. However, instead of being able to avoid their ex, they had to keep working together on-set. Visit Insider’s […]
Relationships evolve, and so do the feelings of love you have for your partner as you both grow and change. People usually fall out of love if one partner isn’t willing to grow along with the other partner, relationship therapist Matt Lundquist told Insider. It’s difficult to tell if you’ve […]
Six elite matchmakers who work with millionaires gave Business Insider an inside look at the jet-set dating world of the rich for its month-long series, “Dating Like a Millionaire.” They all said millionaires really do splurge on lavish fairy tale dates. But they also said money breeds entitlement, which can […]
I spoke with six elite matchmakers for Business Insider’s monthlong series, “Dating Like a Millionaire.” about what it’s like to date when you’re in the 1%. All the matchmakers have vigorous vetting processes to determine whether they should take on a client, from house calls and simulated dates to interviews […]
Highly successful women have worked really hard their whole lives, but sometimes they can be at risk of suffering more unnecessarily. According to relationship coach Cherlyn Chong, a lot of her high functioning clients don’t know how to relax. This can be because they have separation anxiety from early trauma […]
The average cost of getting married in the US is $US38,700, according to WeddingWire’s 2019 Newlywed report. That includes the price for an engagement ring, honeymoon, and ceremony/reception. How much it costs to get married depends on location, if you have multiple celebrations, and, largely, if you fall victim to […]
Six elite matchmakers shared their vetting process for high-net-worth clients as part of Business Insider’s “Dating Like a Millionaire” series. Two of the matchmakers said they make house calls to get a better feel for a millionaire’s lifestyle and personality. An organised home can indicate that the owner is a […]
Moving in with your partner – regardless of how long you’ve been together – is a big step that shouldn’t be taken lightly. Being in love is a good reason to continue growing your relationship, but it should not be your main reason for choosing to cohabitate. Issues like financial […]
Resentment can stem from the perception that the relationship is unbalanced. If left unaddressed, it can lead to conflict or even a breakup. If your partner uses sarcasm in ways that are more hurtful than funny, doesn’t celebrate your successes, or increasingly starts arguments over little things, he or she […]
Breaking up with a toxic person can sometimes feel like your world has crumbled in on itself. While you will eventually feel free from their clutches, it takes a while to get there. Because of something called trauma bonding, abusive relationships can be incredibly hard to leave. Over time the […]
A common trait the world’s best leaders exhibit is love, says billionaire philanthropist Melinda Gates. The same can be true of workplace managers who create loving environments and empathise with their staff, Gates told Business Insider US Editor-in-Chief Alyson Shontell. Gates described how she created a positive work environment during […]
Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin are having a second wedding in South Carolina,Vulture reports. More couples are having multiple wedding ceremonies, reported Jessica Schiffer for The New York Times. These ceremonies cost $US50,000 on average but can exceed $US100,000, according to Schiffer. Multiple wedding ceremonies are one way couples today […]
Couples therapy can be beneficial and some celebrities have been open about using it to make their relationships stronger Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell have spoken about going to couples counseling. Pink said she and her husband Carey Hart have been going to couples therapy for their entire relationship. Visit […]
Being in a friends-with-benefits relationship can be tricky. We talked to someone in one to get some tips. Set expectations with your friend. Decide with them how much you’ll share with others. Visit INSIDER.com for more stories. A friends-with-benefits relationship, or a friendship with physical intimacy, might sound fun in […]
Fine Arts photographer Paddy Summerfield took photos of his ageing parents over the course of ten years. Toward the end of their 60-year marriage, his mother developed Alzheimer’s, and his father took on the role of caretaker for his wife. He compiled the images into a personal and touching photo […]
Will and Judy Webb died hours apart after almost six decades of marriage. They were holding hands until their last breaths, their daughters told FOX 2 Detroit. The couple met when they were 14 years old and started out as friends, but the relationship quickly grew into something more. They […]
When high school student Marty Ingham Everett lost her handbag in high school 65 years ago, she likely never expected to see it again. A renovation project at the school turned up the missing handbag – still full of its original contents – and the school district took to Facebook […]
With a $US200 billion wedding industry, thousands of couples in every state get married each year – and it’s not cheap. With the help of INSIDER Data, we found out the average price of a wedding in every state. For instance, the average Connecticut wedding has a $US35,702 price tag. […]
Polyamory is not a legally protected status, like being straight or gay. You can lose your job for being polyamorous. Courts can use it against you in child custody proceedings. Polyamory and non-monogamy take many different forms. For instance, egalitarian polyamory means not having a primary partner at all, and […]
Florida lawyer Brandon Dinetz knew he wanted to do something out of the ordinary to propose to his girlfriend, lawyer Jen Lettman, so he spent five months planning an elaborate fake DUI trial, according to the New York Post. Lettman, for her part, didn’t know what she was in for […]
A new study suggests love helps boost immunity. Researchers took blood samples from women in new relationships over 24 months. Those who fell in love showed an increase in activity of certain genes involved in antiviral defences. In other words, love could help us fight off viruses like colds and […]
Some people love Valentine’s day. Others don’t. But they can still feel a “performance anxiety” about the day. You don’t have to buy expensive gifts to show your partner you love them. Physical affection is always appreciated, and it’s also good for your health. Valentine’s Day is just around the […]
Tech can make your life easier and more enjoyable. Some tech is also perfect to share with a significant other, or loved one. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. If you have a significant other – be it a boyfriend or girlfriend, husband or wife, a best friend, or […]
Scorpio is the most attractive star sign, research from dating app Happn has revealed. On the flip-side, Taurus is the least popular. However, Gemini, Capricorn, and Leo are actually the most compatibile. If you’re looking for love and have your heart set on a piece of arm candy who will […]
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