It's Not That Scary

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3 Reasons to Marry Her

Is marriage really for me?
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What advice would you give your single self?

1/4

Single guys in their 20s are happier than married guys.

False

Marriage actually boosts the mental and emotional well-being of young adults. In fact, a 2007 study found that married men are twice as likely to report a high happiness score than single men. And it makes sense, having a loving partner who cares about your life is a lot easier than dealing with bad breakups or that crazy woman who tries to set your apartment on fire.

Yikes! Crazy woman!

  • Roberts, Waite and Wilcox, Marriage and Mental Health in Adults and Children, Institute for American Values, 2007
  • Shane Matthew Worner, Marriage and Education in Australia, The Australian National University, 2007

2/4

Married people don’t have sex very often.

False

You might like to think you’re getting more action than that married couple next door, but you’re not. A study by the Indiana University found that An average of 61 percent of singles reported that they hadn’t had sex within the past year, compared with 18 percent of married people. Looking specifically at those between the ages of 25 and 59, 25 percent of married people reported that they were still having sex two to three times per week versus less than five percent of singles.

Don’t believe everything you see on a sitcom.

  • National Survey of Sexual Health and Behavior, Indiana University. 2010

3/4

Married couples make more money than single individuals.

True

Not only do married couples benefit from tax incentives aimed at them and their families, but they actually have a greater net worth. The U.S. Census Bureau in 2012 showed that married men make $27,000 more than singles. And that’s a lot of “Benjamins” to put towards cool stuff like a reclining massage chair or that pickup truck you’ve had your eye on.

It’s all about the Benjamins baby!

  • W. Bradford Wilcox, Why Marriage Matters, Third Edition, 2011
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States, 2012

4/4

Being married is bad for your health. You get lazy and middle aged and then you die of a heart attack on the toilet.

False

A 2006 study by the University of California noted that single people are 5 times more likely to die of infectious disease, 40% more likely to die of heart disease and two times more likely to just die accidently. Turns out the diet of the typical single male is bad for your health.

Shocker!

  • U.S. Census Bureau: Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States, 2012
  • Internal Revenue Service, U.S. Tax Code, 2016

Conclusion

Marriage can be a great thing. It has the power to help you live a happier more stable life. If that’s important to you, find out if it’s also important to your significant other. You might be surprised to find out she feels the same way.

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“I would have done it years ago.”

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“If the question is whether or not to get married, the answer is get married.”

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“I would have told myself that I’m not the smartest person in the world.”

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“Think before you act, think before you speak, respect always.”

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“Be honest all the time.”

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“Enjoy life, enjoy people, understand personalities and understand people.”