In some cultures and communities, cousin marriage is considered ideal and actively encouraged; in others, it is subject to social stigma.
Cousin marriage is common in the Middle East, for instance, where it accounts for over half of all marriages in some countries.
We surveyed a random sample of 2,072 females in the United States aged 18 to 45 over a course of three weeks to see how long they dated their partners before they got engaged.
We asked three simple questions: Each of these questions were designed with the goal in mind: to find out how time and age affect relationships.
First and foremost, we found that the average length of a relationship before engagement is 44 months, or 3.67 years.
That’s almost an entire year longer than other studies have stated!
In the past it was generally considered a taboo for a man and a woman to marry if they both have the same last name from the same ancestor.
These duties are required for all housewives in North Korean society.
We are constantly reminded of the pressures of getting married, settling down and starting a family.