Unlike bookstore meet-cutes and dramatic runs through the airport, marriage pacts are something that don't just exist in romantic comedies.
A Reddit thread asked, "Who here has actually married their 'Let’s get married if we’re still single by 40' person, and what’s the story?"
Whether a marriage of convenience or a rekindled romance, a pinky-promise of a pact is an interesting path to a Happily Ever After, even if the theme of the wedding is "settling."
The age was 30. Friends through high school and went to college apart. Using IM one night (yes almost 20 years ago), we were chatting. She’d just had a bad break up and I was striking out. I said let’s get married if we’re single at thirty.
She posted on Facebook that she’s single one week after her birthday. My birthday was a week later and I sent, “Gee, we’re supposed to get married soon. We better go in a date.” Married seven years and one kid so far.