A woman is marrying herself. Lynne Gollogly, 39, is also taking a vow of
solitude. As she approaches her 40th birthday, she’s going to put an
end to wondering whether ‘Mr Right’ will ever materialize.
The business analyst, from Rotherham in South Yorkshire, says she now
has “no interest” in being in a relationship, and is entirely “happy
“You know, I’ve had a lot of potentials in the past, but I’m not just
going to settle for anyone just so I fit into today’s society,” says
“I’ve been single for a while now and have no interest in being in a
relationship. I did get engaged once, when I was younger, but it was
silly and nothing came of it.
“I think with these things I’d never says never – but I’m not going to hang around for much longer.”
Lynne’s mum Flo has helped her plan the do. And her brother in-law is
taking her to the venue on her big day. Although Lynne can’t legally
marry herself, she’s doing everything she can to have the occasion
recognised as something important and meaningful. There’ll be a
reception, party, disco, and buffet.
She says she was inspired to marry herself while watching the episode of
Friends in which Monica, Rachel, and Phoebe all try on wedding dresses.
Lynne adds: “It’s always something I’ve wanted to do, and because ‘Mr.
Right’ hasn’t turned up yet – I’m just going to go a head and get
married without him.
“My family and friends know full well that I’m bonkers though, so this hasn’t come as a shock to them.
“I thought this way I could give loved ones an opportunity to wear their
wedding outfits and celebrate just being my quirky self.”
Mum Flo Gollogly, 68, says of her daughter’s plans: “Lynne has just not
met the right man and she is proud to do things by herself – and I’m
really looking forward to her party.”