If you’ve just stumbled on this page, it’s actually Chapter 2 of the Dirty Talking Guide.In Chapter 1 (you can read it here), I discussed the three most important reasons why you need to talk dirty to your man tonight.
It wasn't until 1840, when Queen Victoria wed Prince Albert in a white bridal gown, that the "chaste" color became the status quo.
Photo: Eriko Koga/Getty Images While giving a ring to your betrothed is a practice that dates back to Roman times, the first recorded occurrence of a diamond engagement ring was in 1477, when the Archduke Maximilian of Austria gave one to his fiancée, Mary of Burgundy.
Photo: Burazin /Getty Images Say "Cheese"If you want to know whether or not the object of your affection will be a good marriage partner, check out his or her yearbook photo.
Photo: Sporrer-Rupp /Getty Images Girl Power Most modern marriage proposals are from men, but women actually do a small share of the asking, too.
And they have Scotland to thank for starting the trend centuries ago: In 1228, it was the first European country where women earned the right to propose marriage, a law which then spread throughout Europe.
Whether it's the traditions that surround it or the biology that fuels it, here are 10 little-known facts about—you guessed it—love and marriage.