A 36-year-old single mother who was tired of waiting for the right man to come along, has married herself in a commitment ceremony, exchanging rings with her inner groom.
Nadine Schweigert from Fargo, North Dakota, read her vows in front of 40 of her closest friends. According to Channels TV Schweigert vowed “I, Nadine, promise to enjoy inhabiting my own life and to relish a lifelong love affair with my beautiful self.”
Speaking to Anderson Cooper about her motives for marrying herself, the Daily Mail reported she said "I started discovering that that love I need? It's in here [gesturing to her chest]. No-one else can give it to me." She emphasized that the ceremony meant that "to be married to myself means I have to invest in this relationship."
Schweigert said that when she first proposed the idea several of her friends thought it was weird. What is distinctly weird is the solo date nights she enjoys where she refers to "her wife" as if another person was actually involved in her relationship with herself.
Whilst Schweigert says she is no longer expecting "someone to complete her" it will be interesting to see if she will need to divorce herself if Mr Right does indeed come along one day.