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The pub.

Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:36 pm
by Bobinwales
A bloke in the pub told me that he had been given a locket for his birthday. He put his own photograph in it because he wanted to be independent.

Re: The pub.

Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:36 pm
by Erik_Kowal
That reminds me of the intriguing phenomenon of sologamy, (i.e. people marrying themselves) — see, for instance, this 2017 story in The Telegraph.

Re: The pub.

Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2019 1:49 pm
by Bobinwales
Sologamy sounds an interesting concept. If she sleeps with someone, is it adultery? Can she divorce herself? If she does, can she have a maintenance order? :D

I love the fact that she chose a Unitarian church though. :wink:

Re: The pub.

Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:03 pm
by Shelley
Bobinwales wrote:
Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:36 pm
A bloke in the pub told me that he had been given a locket for his birthday. He put his own photograph in it because he wanted to be independent.
Bah-dum bump!

So, is sologamy even legal? In the U.S., could one take a "married" deduction on one's taxes? It's mighty large, compared to the deduction for an "individual".

Re: The pub.

Posted: Thu Feb 14, 2019 12:47 am
by Erik_Kowal
Shelley wrote:
Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:03 pm
So, is sologamy even legal?
In most places it's not illegal (as far as I'm aware), but it has no legal standing. So no additional deductions are available to sologamists: if they were, I assume that the vast majority of single adults would be married to themselves.