I was mugged by a thief last night on my way home.
Pointing a knife at me...he asked me "your money or your life!"
I told him - I am married....so I have no money and no life...
We hugged and cried together.
It was a beautiful moment.
I get one or two like these every month. Jokes about how marriage kills a man and his freedom. Always from men.
But once in a while, I get this type of information.....
“We do have some good longitudinal data following the same people over time, but I am going to do a massive disservice to that science and just say: if you’re a man, you should probably get married; if you’re a woman, don’t bother.”
Men benefited from marriage because they “calmed down”, he said. “You take less risks, you earn more money at work, and you live a little longer. She, on the other hand, has to put up with that, and dies sooner than if she never married.
The first set is a fabricated joke - the second set is based on research - as counter intuitive as it may seem.
What do you believe?