Sologamy can be defined as marriage to oneself, done by mostly feminists who haven’t found someone who will marry them. It is a growing trend among lonely, sad, women and a few men.
First Things defines Sologamy:
Sologamy is the marriage of someone to one’s own self — the his- or herness of it is not relevant, although it seems to be mostly women who are doing it. Apparently Linda Baker was the first person to marry herself back in December 1993. Others have followed suit, including Sara Sharpe, who wrote about her self-marriage in A Dress, A Ring, Promises to Self. And there’s Nadine Schweigert, a thirty-six-year-old-woman from Fargo, North Dakota, who was interviewed by Anderson Cooper after marrying herself in front of some forty of her closest friends. “I, Nadine,” she said to herself, “promise to enjoy inhabiting my own life and to relish a lifelong love affair with my beautiful self.” Jennifer Hoes is a Dutch woman who did the same thing in 2003. Her same-self marriage was the subject of a recent ten-minute documentary by Aeon Magazine.
Who knew that this self-marriage has been going on for over 20 years?
From the Dailywire.com:
In the new, sad trend called “sologamy,” women are committing themselves to themselves with their own wedding ceremony. These women, such as self-styled “sologamist” Erika Anderson, throw on a white gown, invite their close friends and family and marry themselves in a legally nonbinding way.
“I would describe it as women saying yes to themselves,” Anderson, 37, toldWUSA9. “It means that we are enough, even if we are not partnered with someone else.
“You’re worth it!” added the feminist.”
Anderson said she grew tired of people asking why she was still single. So, in front of family and friends she married herself,” notes WUSA9.
If you are unsure how to arrange a marriage to yourself, visit the website imarriedme.com where you can buy a planning kit and a wedding ring.
What happens if the marriage doesn’t work out? Can one get a divorce and have a real wedding to a man?