When you really think about it, love is nothing more than trying to find someone who is as freaking weird as you are. They say there's someone out there for everyone, and nothing proves that more than these five weird couples who miraculously found each other and now can live in mutual weirdness forever (or until they decide they're sick of each other and break up). So don't give up on love just yet, because if they can find someone, you sure as hell can, too.
1. Love at first latch—the breastfeeding couple.
Jennifer Mulford and her boyfriend Brad Leeson are in an "adult breastfeeding relationship," which is exactly what it sounds like it is. Yes, the thought is horrifying to most, and yes, you are allowed to scream.
Jennifer lets Brad suck on her boobs every four hours (not in the fun way) in a practice called "dry feeding." They hope that one day she'll literally be able to feed her boyfriend with her own tit-milk.
This isn't for everyone! This isn't for most people! But this is how these two lovebirds have chosen to express their love for one another! That's beautiful. Who are we to judge? Except just a little bitty bit? You can read more about the joys of "dry feeding" here.
2. The couple that invited over 1,000 cats and no people to their wedding.
Don't be jealous you didn't think of that first. Canadians Louise Veronneau and Dominic Husson traveled from Montreal to Cat House on the Kings cat shelter in California to get married in front of 1,100 furry witnesses. Good news! You don't have to grow up to be a crazy cat lady after all—you can be a crazy cat couple! All the hairballs, none of the loneliness.
Honestly, if they both agreed that this would be their dream wedding, then they are probably going to last. Plus, they didn't have to deal with guest lists, seating, or any of those pre-wedding planning headaches. On the downside, their wedding probably smelled like a litter box.
3. The couple who got plastic surgery to look like Barbie and Ken.
Quentin Dehar and Anastasia Reskoss' romance started when they both realized they shared the longing to resemble proportionally-incorrect plastic dolls Barbie and Ken. The two also connected on their love of plastic surgery, on which they have collectively spent over $300,000 in an effort to resemble the toys. The bad news is they really don't look like Barbie and Ken at all.
Unfortunately, just like the real Barbie and Ken, it seems that Dehar and Reskoss have called it quits. Dehar announced it on Instagram with this very on-brand picture.
Yikes. Violent. It's too bad, too, since the couple were planning their future together, starting with legally changing their names to "Barbie" and "Ken." Oh, what could have been.
4. The couple who pretend to be living at the turn of the century even though life is much easier now.
Sarah and Gabe Chrisman are very unlike any other young married couple around today because they're actually more like any young married couple from 170 years ago. They chose to live their life as if it were the Victorian Era, before the time of cool stuff like sushi-burritos and Snapchat. They're totally missing out.
Yeah, they don't have phones, prefer oil lamps to electricity, and when they want to hit the town, it's in high-wheeled tricycles. They are really leaning in.
I bathe with a bowl and pitcher every morning, and for a nice long soak I use our cast-iron clawfoot bathtub. I wash my hair using Castile bar soap from a company established in 1839. (Shampooing with Castile soap is a piece of beauty advice I found in a Victorian magazine from about the time our house was built.) My hairbrush is a 130-year-old design, and my toothbrush has natural boar bristles.
Curiously, they do maintain an online blog.
5. Doug Hutchinson and Courtney Stodden, ewww.
Doug Hutchinson and his
child bride Courtney Stodden got married when Courtney was only 16 and Doug was 51. Even though everyone thought that the whole thing was just a creepy publicity stunt, the couple has been going strong for over five years now. Maybe it's just a really long creepy publicity stunt.
Courtney and Doug are expecting their first child together, even though Courtney was just a child a few years ago.
Basically, these five couples are weird AF. But you can't even hate on them too much because they defied the odds and found love, which is more than the 50 million people on Tinder can say. Maybe the key to finding love is being unabashedly yourself, even if you are kind of a freak.