A woman who grew impatient with waiting for Mr. Right has found a solution: she’s married herself.
36-year-old single mother Nadine Schweigert stood in front of 40 family members and friends as she took part in a ‘commitment ceremony,’ swapping rings with her ‘inner groom.’
Schweigert, from Fargo, North Dakota, even read vows at the wedding, promising that:
“I, Nadine, promise to enjoy inhabiting my own life and to relish a lifelong love affair with my beautiful self.”
News of her solo wedding got passed around, and within days Schweigert found herself speaking to Anderson Cooper about her motives for marrying herself. She told the chat show host:
“I started discovering that that love I need? It’s in here [gesturing to her chest]. No-one else can give it to me. […] To be married to myself means I have to invest in this relationship.”
All of which sounds fair enough, but as Cooper asks: why the need for a big ceremony? Perhaps it was the inevitable conclusion: apparently, Nadine also has solo date nights where she refers to “her wife,” as if another person was actually involved in her relationship with herself. Errr.
Anyway, you can watch her chat with Cooper below. As one wag asked in the YouTube comments, will she have to divorce herself if the right man does eventually make an appearance?