Marriage since time immemorial has been a ceremony where two souls become one and an institution is created. One of Family and love where two people live happily ever after till death do them part.
But, hang on. There is a new relationship trend in town.
People are marrying themselves. The concept of Sologamy is when a person loves himself/herself so much that they want to get married. Literally, you read it right.
Take the case of Erika Anderson.
In her own words,”“I would describe it as women saying yes to themselves,” Anderson said. “It means that we are enough, even if we are not partnered with someone else.”
Apparently, when she walked down the aisle, there was no one looking at her, which is how she wanted it.
Anderson said she grew tired of people asking why she was still single. So, in front of family and friends, she married herself.
Self-marriage—or sologamy—is growing. Partly because it’s popping up in pop culture, like when an episode of ‘Sex and the City’ floated the idea.
Anderson married herself to celebrate independence and believes others should, too.
“You’re worth it!” Anderson exclaimed.
She celebrated her anniversary by going on a solo trip to Mexico.
Now the best part, she also dates and is open to marrying someone else. Would that mean she is cheating on herself?
Slowly and steadily, the trend is catching on and many businesses seem to be using this stupidity as a business opportunity, offering sologamy ceremony kits, wedding bands etc.
What do you think? Would you marry yourself?