Apparently, people are now marrying themselves. Well, more specifically, sad, bitter feminists with a millennial-like flare for narcissism are marrying themselves after sticking it to The Patriarchy by choosing to put their careers ahead of their personal lives.
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, told WUSA9. “It means that we are enough, even if we are not partnered with someone else.
"You're worth it!" added the feminist.
Anderson tied the knot to herself in New York City and advocates for the self-marriage lifestyle.
"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.
The trend has grown within the United States and has even gone international.
A site looking to make a few bucks on sad feminists called IMarriedMe.com offers a kit to assist you in planning your own wedding ceremony, "self-wedding" rings and daily self-affirmation cards.
"A self-wedding is a symbolic ceremony — about reconnecting and staying connected with you. Wear the ring to remind you every day to LOVE YOURSELF," says the site.
Promoting their daily affirmation cards, the site reads: "Did you know that micro-moments of positivity add up, creating an upward spiral? Positive mental states can also be enhanced by affirmations and even reshape us over time. A daily practice can help you focus on the good and give you resources when life is tough."
The higher-end "I Married Me Self-Wedding In-A-Box" kits cost $230.
Capitalism is magical.
There's also a company in Canada called "Marry Yourself Vancouver," which offers photography and consulting.
The self-married feminists also celebrate their wedding anniversaries, apparently. Anderson reportedly took a trip to Mexico by herself to celebrate her one-year anniversary, to herself.
"She said even though she's married to herself, she's dating and open to marrying another person," notes WUSA9.