Tag: marriage

Why Do Men Value Different Traits in Wives and Daughters?

April 27, 2015
Why Do Men Value Different Traits in Wives and Daughters?

An Insight Into the 21st Century Man, a new online survey of 818 men commissioned by the Shriver Report, reveals a fascinating contradiction in male preferences and attitudes towards women. They want submissive wives but rather dominant daughters. Men’s top three qualities for wives are: Intelligent Attractive Sweet But here’s what they prize in a daughter: Intelligent […]

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The Worrisome Increase in Sexless Relationships

January 27, 2015
The Worrisome Increase in Sexless Relationships

In the article Searching for Sex in last Sunday’s New York Times, economist Seth Stephens-Davidowitz applies his expertise on Google search data to shine a light on what information people seek online, and what that tells us about our preoccupations. He views the search data as a step above social science surveys – here we […]

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Marriage Causes Greater Happiness and Life Satisfaction

January 9, 2015
Marriage Causes Greater Happiness and Life Satisfaction

There’s been a wealth of research on married people – we know that they’re happier and healthier. But until recently we’ve only been able to talk about correlation, not causation. Perhaps people who are happier in general are more likely to get married. A new paper from the National Bureau of Economics Research concludes that marriage […]

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12 Key Practices in a Successful Marriage

January 5, 2015
12 Key Practices in a Successful Marriage

Happy New Year! I’m delighted to kick off 2015 with a guest post by J, (aka J 2.0), a reader and commenter who has generously shared her strength and wisdom here at HUS for years. She’s smart, witty and direct, three of my favorite qualities in a writer. J has been happily married for more than […]

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Egalitarian Marriage is Driving Down the Divorce Rate

December 8, 2014
Egalitarian Marriage is Driving Down the Divorce Rate

“It’s just love now. We marry to find our soul mate, rather than a good homemaker or a good earner.” Economist Justin Wolfers The mainstream divorce narrative in the U.S: Half of all marriages end in divorce. The divorce rate is rising. Fear of divorce depresses the marriage rate, especially among Millennial kids of divorce. […]

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