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I used to beleive that when you turned 18, you were sent a letter inviting you to a big hall and were given a number to bring along. When you got there, the boys had to line up on one side and the girls on the other. You then had to find the matching number from the other side and that is who you married. I remember being worried incase i wouldn't like the person i got matched up with when it was my turn.

Andy
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After people got married, I believed they went to the moon for their holiday. I was quite putout (at the age of 10) that my family laughed - why else would it be called a honeymoon?

Anon
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I used to think that, in the monarchy, brothers and sisters had to get married to make a King and Queen. I was wonderfully unaware of the word 'incest'.

Rachel
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I used to think when you married you had babies immediately!

Anon
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i used to believe, that if you were married you were a mum and dad

Fay
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As a child, I thought that when people got married after a while they had children.. but that it was pure luck! Some people had one, some had four or five and some none at all, and that they had no say in the matter at all! I remember when my mother and her friends talked of someone having yet another baby, and so soon after the first one, I would ask "but it's not her fault, what can she do about it" and my mother would give me a dirty look meaning "Keep quiet!" I never wondered where the babies actually came from or how they were born. It was just so clear.. you got married and then waited to see what you were given!

Sharifa
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There was a legend in the neighborhood that if actors were in a wedding in a TV show, that meant that they really got married... unless they didn't kiss. A wedding doesn't count if you don't kiss, and it was alleged, quite falsely, that "you never see people in TV weddings kiss, so that it won't count."

I have to admit that I didn't actually believe this myself. There seemed to be something fishy about it. But I did think it might be exchanging rings that was what made it REALLY count...

Ring-bearer
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When reading the captions on wedding pictures in local newspapers and it said, for example, "Jon Smith and Jane Jones, both from Avenue Road married at....." that they lived next door to each other. I was amazed by how many neighbours got married.

Katz
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I believed that when you got married (the wife) you didn't have to work. Boy, was I fooled. ha ha ha

Patty
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This started when a friend told me about Purgatory.
You know how there is "A match made in heaven" and sometimes "A match made in hell"?
Well, My next door neighbors were very boring, and I always used to call them "A match made in Purgatory"!

Magz
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I once told my mother when I was 4 years old that I was going to marry my 4 year old 'boyfriend', Mikey and that our children would be named Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia. When she told me we were too young, I said "No, we're not! I already know all the cuss words!" We later held a secret ceremony in the woods behind our houses that involved peeing on a turtle and an ant hill. If only more weddings involed peeing on turtles...

Tiff
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I used to belive that when you got married the bride and groom told the pastor how many kids they wanted and he would give them a seed (like a plant seed)for each kid.

Linda72
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I used to think that mere marrying will lead to child birth,till i was 10.

dan
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I used to believe that when a doctor got married, the woman that he got married to automatically became a nurse.

Mantis
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When I was very small, I thought my older brother was the greatest guy alive and when we played make-believe, I always wanted to marry him. I remember telling Mother that "I want to marry Jeremy when I grow up!" And she said, "oh no, dear, you can't!!!" I asked, "why?" She then patiently explained that sisters cannot marry their brothers and it was against the laws of nature. My father, a doctor, later explained to me that such things cause weird birth defects.

Hilary the Baker
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I used to believe that when people eloped that meant they were making babies...

Anon
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I used to believe that a man actually married beer once. I wasn't sure how it could happen but I imagined a church ceremony and a bottle of beer with a little veil on it.

Kimberly
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When I was five, I used to believe that once you got married, you automatically had kids. I once visited a married couple's house with my parents and thought it was strange that they didn't have any kids.

JJP
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when I was five I was the flower girl and my cousin was the ring bearer in my aunt's wedding, because we were dressed up and walked down the isle together we thought we were the ones getting married. It wasn't until we were about 8 years old that we realized we were not actually married

T.
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I used to believe that gay men and gay women got married to each other because I thought gay men thought they were girls and gay women thought they were boys

Anon
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