Couples will pretty soon be able to get married at McDonald's, and everyone is Lovin' It
Personally, I don't think that there's anything wrong with the burgers on offer at McDonald's and I personally don't think there's any expression of love more genuine than sharing fast food together, but that has to be the reason women don't call me back, right?
Take it from me: if you try to take someone on a first date to McDonald's, don't expect a second one. But all the same, I one day hold out the hope that eventually, we'll get rid of our ridiculous stigma around romance and fast food, and soon, every McDonald's will be packed on Valentine's Day with loving couples recreating that one scene from Lady and the Tramp with a Chicken Select or a french fry instead of some lame garbage pasta.
Maybe, just maybe, with this latest revelation, society has made its first tentative steps in the right direction. First dates in a McDonald's might get you some disapproving looks, but nobody will stand in the way of true love in the form of a McDonald's wedding. Will they?
But first, a disclaimer: McDonald's are not about to run their own themed McWeddings, in a similar vein to those birthday parties you used to have there when you were a kid. As much as I hope they introduce that, let's not get ahead of ourselves just yet. But there is, however, a company out there who have a solution to that very specific problem.
In the UK, there's currently an investigation into old wedding rules embedded into the fabric of British law. The idea is to help people who love each other to get married in a nice ceremony without having to sell an organ, and in a depressing world where even the concept love has been politicised and monetised, that seems like a genuinely nice touch that I'm sure will also have hidden tax benefits.
Venue hire in the UK is currently around £4,500 (which you'll recognise as decidedly too much), which is roughly one quarter of the total bill at between £20,000 and £30,000. Yikes. To become a wedding venue, you also need to dedicate a specific room inside a specific building to get married at - no outside weddings for you, even if there's a marquee.
Wedding venues also can't legally serve food or alcohol less than one hour before the ceremony begins to up to after an hour after. You'll notice that this is a lot of hoops for wedding companies and people who want to get married to jump through.
But new rules will hopefully help to change that. And once there's much less red tape around wedding venues, it should - should - enable you to get married in just about any place you like. And with so many options, I can't think of many better places to tie the knot with the love of your life than the Golden Arches themselves.
Can't wait, you guys.