1. No Agreement to be Married:
· Behavior that is consistent with courtship, such as holding hands and showing affection towards one another;
· Marriage proposal and giving of an engagement ring;
· Statements that parties were “trying out” their relationship and would later marry if everything worked out; and
· A promise by one person to the other to stay with them during illness.
2. No Holding Out:
· An indication on a lease agreement or other contract that you do not have a spouse;
· Evidence that only one person in the relationship ever stated to another that he or she was married;
· Evidence that a man only told a few of his friends that he was married and the woman never told anyone; and
· A woman stated upon being admitted to the hospital that she was single.
3. No Cohabitation/Living Together:
· Evidence that a man and woman never spent an entire night together;
· A man and woman never moved any personal property into the same residence;
· A man and woman never moved in together; and
· A man and woman living in the same house but sleeping in separate beds in separate rooms.