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Love – and our ongoing search for it – is one of the fundamental building blocks of our lives. That quest to find the person with whom we’re going to spend our lives is complicated and surprising, often leading us in unexpected directions. Highs can very quickly become lows, and vice versa.

We’re all on our own journey when it comes to love … but most people don’t film it.

Steve Markle is not most people.

The Canadian filmmaker’s new documentary “Shoot to Marry” – winner of the Audience Award at Slamdance and currently available to rent on a variety of platforms – is a filmed record of his own search for love. It is an occasionally rambling, sometimes cringe-y and always heartfelt document of Markle’s quest to find the person who might help him heal his broken heart and give him what he has always wanted – someone to marry. Five years in the making, the film is rife with shaggy DIY charm – Markle was essentially a one-man crew.

While it’s true that Markle is sometimes disingenuous with regard to the motives behind the documentary, it’s also true that he has brought together a genuinely fascinating collection of women from all walks of life, so while his pitch about making a doc about “interesting women” is still the truth, albeit not the whole truth.

Published in Livin'
Wednesday, 12 June 2013 14:23

Wedding day green

Marriage is a delight. And the month of June has been for centuries the most popular month for weddings. 

So if you're getting married, what do you need to know about tying the financial knot? Here are a few things to consider as you two become one.

Published in Money
Wednesday, 03 April 2013 13:13

Matchmaker, matchmaker make me a match

In Joel Stein's recent 'Time' article 'Match Point,' he poked fun at a new claim made by the dating site eHarmony that it has, in fact, discovered the science of love. At a psychology convention in February, the site claimed that couples who share similar traits (interests, beliefs, intelligence, romantic prowess, wealth and overall attractiveness) make the happiest marriages. In his tongue-in-cheek response, Stein wrote, 'If two people aren't enough alike in 29 categories, eHarmony won't match them and their marriage is going to suck.'

Published in Style

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