« Designed to Effectively Frustrate | Main | Dual Monitors »

Modern Marriage

Some facts from the January/February 2006 issue of Details p120:

  • Married men earn between 10 and 40 percent more than single men with similar education and job histories.
  • 73 percent of married men say that their sex life is better since getting married.
  • Between 13 and 20 percent of married women outearn their husbands.
  • 1 in 3 men take off their wedding rings when they go out without their wives.
  • According to a 1990 report in the "Journal of Marriage and the Family", unmarried men are five times more likely to die in any given year than married men at any age.
  • 80 percent of cheating men get caught.
  • A study done at Queen Mary's College of The University of London found that cohabiting is best for men's mental health, but marriage is best for women's.
  • According to a french study, being freshly divorced or newly separated boots the risk of a road accident by 400 percent.
  • Only 26 percent of american households consist of what most people think of as a traditional family - a married couple and their children.

Wow, I knew single men weren't as lucky, but that's a little scary (5 times)!