Are you having trouble dating in the modern world? Are you tired of Tinder? Bored of Bumble? Boy, have we got the answer for you.
Marry a ghost
Amanda Teague, from Downpatrick in Northern Ireland, is married to a Haitian pirate called Jack. Jack told Amanda that he's a 300 year old black man with jet black hair who was executed for his crimes in the 1700s, which definitely sounds legitimate and not at all like a piece of self insert fanfiction. Amanda herself happens to be a female Captain Jack Sparrow impersonator, because of course she is, and she believes their pirate connection is what brought them together – first as friends before she developed ‘strong loving feelings’ towards him.
‘One day he said to me ‘We can actually be together you know’ but I had never heard of an intimate relationship between a spirit and a human before. I did some research and found out that it is a real thing and there are lots of people in spiritual relationships, but not many people like to talk about it.’
Not many people like to talk about it? Wow, we wonder why. Amanda's family has been completely supportive, and the pair recently got married because Amanda apparently draws the line at ghost-sex out of wedlock so Jack was forced to propose to take things to the next level. For their wedding, the couple travelled out into international waters (where their marriage would actually be legal), on a boat with 12 of their closest friends and family and they used a medium to allow Jack to say ‘I do’ with a skull and crossbones flag in honour of their pirate heritage.