Martina Devlin: Marriage -- seems we can't get enough of it
'BIRDS do it, bees do it, even educated fleas do it" -- and the human beast is no exception. We fall in love. And when our hearts become involved, we tend to want to go public with it.
It might be easier and cheaper to place an advertisement on the side of a bus, or send out a group email, or post a tweet to announce we've entered the love zone. A PS could be added to the annual Christmas card, and we could leave it at that.
But such options, while efficient and convenient, don't quite strike the celebratory note that works for most of us -- by and large, people like to take that whoopee feeling to the next stage.