Nadine Schweigert, North Dakota Woman, ‘Marries Herself,’ Opens Up About Self-Marriage
A woman who was reportedly too tired to wait any longer for the right man to come into her life, has married herself.
Nadine Schweigert, a 36 year old from Fargo, North Dakota, threw a wedding for herself in front of a small crowd of 40 people.
She even read vows to herself, and had a ring exchange.
Schweigert said she had to listen to her heart and love herself. The ceremony was a commitment to herself and have a healthy relationship with herself, according to Nadine, who did an interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper on Anderson 360.
Speaking to Anderson Cooper about her motives for marrying herself, the Daily Mail reported she said “I started discovering that that love I need? It’s in here [gesturing to her chest]. No-one else can give it to me.” She emphasized that the ceremony meant that “to be married to myself means I have to invest in this relationship.”
Part of Nadine’s vows to herself included loving the life she was living, and enjoying a lifelong affair with herself. Schweigert would give herself solo date nights.
According to Channels TV Schweigert vowed “I, Nadine, promise to enjoy inhabiting my own life and to relish a lifelong love affair with my beautiful self.”
She thought of the idea and shared it with friends, who thought it was crazy. Schweigert has said she has stopped looking for a man.
This isn’t the first time a woman has chosen to tie the knot with herself. In 2010, a 30-year-old Taiwanese woman married herself.