Seriously, men in the US particularly, are told from all sides that its almost "uncool" to be happily married. Just about every sitcom, comedy routine, or jokes at the office, reinforce the idea that being a bachelor is the ideal. A hundred years ago, men were taught the opposite. It was sort of like a mark of success to be married. It showed that you could support a family.So do you think that society's acceptance of this "humor" has played a part in a man's overall satisfaction with being married?
Answer by Heathercurlz at 12:57 AM on Apr. 12, 2009
Answer by lisa_ann_p at 8:30 PM on Apr. 11, 2009
It's not just society's humor on marriage it's society's acceptance about other things. Things that are accepted today were not accepted 60 years ago. I did a psychology term paper on a subject close to this as an undergrad and actually learned that married men live longer than single men and single women live longer than married women. Imagine that.
Answer by legalmommy101 at 8:49 PM on Apr. 11, 2009
Answer by lisa_ann_p at 9:01 PM on Apr. 11, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 11:50 PM on Apr. 11, 2009