In the 1978 movie “Same Time, Next Year,” a man and a woman meet by chance at a romantic inn, end up in bed together and, though each is married, repeat the rendezvous each year. The film’s promo line ran, “They couldn’t have celebrated happier anniversaries if they were married to each other.”

But if palimony were at issue, neither of the trysters could have collected, at least not in New Jersey.

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