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  • Hey there, welcome to Life Noggin.

  • Have you ever love someone so much you wanted to marry them?

  • I haven't yet but that might be because I'm an animation.

  • When and why did human decide they wanted to stay together forever?

  • We're gonna discuss that and more, right now. Let's get started.

  • Marriage is actually a concept so old that it predates recorded history.

  • In ancient times, the two being wed often have no say in who they were going to marry.

  • Families would use marriages of a way to form an alliance between other families.

  • Marriage was taken very seriously.

  • Often having to do with money and/or land rather than love and emotion.

  • This would be the case for a long time up until the 18th century.

  • The Industrial Revolution played a huge role in marrying for love.

  • With the rise of the middle class in the 19th century, men would be able to work to afford a marriage.

  • They got to choose a spouse without having to worry about land or parental approval.

  • Arranged marriage aren't completely out of the picture today though.

  • Many Indian families arrange men for their daughters to marry and vice versa.

  • Now, let's talk about different types of marriages.

  • Polygamy or marrying multiple people is something that was very popular in the past.

  • Some men back in biblical time would have upward to a thousand wives.

  • I can't even remember that many names.

  • Monogamy or marring one person didn't really become the norm until the 9th century.

  • Same sex marriage can be dated back to the beginning of the Roman Empire.

  • And that is way back in the day.

  • In 2001, the Netherlands was the first country to officially legalized same sex marriage.

  • Belgium followed suit in 2003 and Spain and Canada shortly after in 2005.

  • America is still running on a state-by-state basis when it comes to recognizing same sex marriage.

  • And at the time when this video been uploaded, the current number of states allowing it is 32

  • Now, when you think of marriages, you might first think about wedding rings.

  • But where is this whole engagement ring tradition come from?

  • Well, there are a lot of traditions from many cultures that brought this norm about.

  • Ancient Egyptians were buried wearing rings on their third finger of their left hand.

  • This finger was thought to be connected by a vein to their heart.

  • One of the first recorded uses of a traditional engagement ring was in 1477

  • Archduke Maximilian of Austria proposes to Mary of Burgundy with a diamond ring.

  • Engagement rings in America wouldn't become popular until the 1930s.

  • At the time, one diamond company boost their sales in America by having celebrities sport the shiny jewelry.

  • And by 1965, 80% of brides were showing off their new rock or mineral really.

  • Are you married? Would you ever want to get married?

  • Who would you want to marry?

  • That's enough of marriage talk.

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