Why Men Marry Some Women – And Not Others.
What kind of women get married?
1. Women with a large number of female friends are more likely to marry than women with a large number of male friends.
a. Men don’t go out of their way to introduce their female friends to other men.
2. If you reach 30 and want to get married, you have to make finding a husband a primary goal. Once your friends start getting married, they are less likely to have an active social life with you. Don’t be the last one off the bus!
3. Women who get married, even those with high-powered careers, make getting married a priority that they work at.
4. The larger the number of single men and women you work with, the better your chances of marrying.
a. If you work in an industry with few eligible men (e.g. the fashion industry, where most male colleagues are gay), or have other disadvantages, you’ll have to work harder outside of work to overcome them. It’s unfair, but suck it up.
5. Women with unrealistic expectations often remain single.
a. Much of the time, these expectations are imposed by others, who think that the men she brings home aren’t “good enough for her.”
b. Give men a second chance—20% of brides to be said that they didn’t like their husband when they first met him.
6. Self-confident men are attracted to accomplished, self-assured, and talented women.
7. Women who waste their time with stringers or men who don’t care for them hurt their chances of marrying.
a. Women who marry refer to the men who broke up with them as losers. Women who don’t marry often make men who don’t reciprocate their feelings the center of their universe and still speak well of them.
b. Don’t date married or gay men.
8. Women who live with their parents are less likely to marry.
9. Being slender attracts more men, therefore increasing your chances to marry.
10. Women who put effort into looking their best are more likely to marry than those who don’t.
11. However, men find women who are active and don’t spend all of their time primping more attractive.
12. Women who make an effort to seek out the company of single men are more likely to marry.
a. Women who marry date more frequently than those who don’t, even it’s Mr. Wrong.
b. Women who marry are three times as likely to participate in masculine activities in which they had no real interest.
c. Women who marry are twice as likely to have made lifestyle sacrifices (changing jobs or moving) to meet eligible men.
13. Women who have active social lives are more likely to marry.
a. Go out on Friday and Saturday, when other single people go out
Ok, let me keep this short.
Every single woman in the country (who is looking to get married) needs to click the above link and read the entire article. Period.
The opening paragraph says it all:
This book is based on over 3,000 interviews conducted by Molloy and his researchers. They interviewed couples coming out of marriage license bureaus, and then a control group. The results reflect the statistical tendencies of marriage. Many of the lessons are common sense, but what sets this book apart is its specificity and the statistical backup for its assertions.
Editor’s note: One interesting fact is that this book got positive but mixed reviews on Amazon. It seems that the statistical truths that women who are A) over 35, and B) overweight are much less likely to marry were not well-received by those women who fell into those categories.
There really is no other book out there that even comes close to matching what this guy did. The statistical rigor is astounding and the thought that went into the synthesis of the information is even better. Someone finally had the courage to lay out the hard truths with no sugar coating — and truth does set people free.