"If we're both single when we're 40, let's marry each other." "Ok."
May 20, 2006 5:46 AM Subscribe
Two friends agreeing to marry each other if they are single by a certain age: does this really happen in real life?
posted by divabat to human relations (47 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
The premise to "Ally McBeal" hinges on this concept, and there was a gag in the "Preteena" comics about this. But does this happen in real life? Is it common?
Do you know of anyone who made a promise with a friend to marry each other if they're still single by a certain age (say, 30 or 40)? Have you made such a promise? Has it ever worked?
It seems to happen between two best friends, who'd probably be the perfect couple except for a lack of romantic attraction. But why else would anyone want to do so?
(Are there any other pop culture references to this also?)