I am a graduate student in journalism in NYC and I'm working on a story about women who try on wedding dresses even though they aren't engaged. I have to admit that while I haven't done this myself, I have been tempted and there seem to be a lot of women who have done it. Have any of you? In the course of working on the article I have also been thinking a lot about why women want to get married in the first place. Why is our culture so insistent that women get married by a certain age? If anyone knows of any resources or books or just generally has any thoughts, I would really appreciate hearing them for background information and for my own personal knowledge. Thanks!