Women ‘shouldn’t bother getting married as they’ll be happier without a husband’
They say marriage is not for everybody… well it turns out that what that might really mean is that it’s not for women.
That’s according to a professor of behavioural science from the London School of Economics who spoke about women’s happiness at the Hay Festival this weekend.
Professor Paul Dolan, a ‘happiness expert’ told festival-goers that the desire to settle down and start a family may actually have a negative impact on our wellbeing.
However this is the opposite for men, as they benefit from marriage due to it making them ‘calm down’ and take less risks.
He said: “The healthiest and happiest population sub-group are women who never married or had children.
“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.”……..read more
Source: The Mirror