The Key to a Happy Marriage?

27 Oct

We think there are many things that contribute to a happy marriage. Love, physical attraction, communication, similarity of taste, passion, monogamy, beliefs and attitudes, and shared values. But a recent study says that there could be other factors, like age…. we found it interesting and wanted to share.

The secret to a happy marriage for men is choosing a wife who is smarter and at least five years younger than you, say UK experts.

A recent study (found on BBC News) showed that the couples who were happiest and had the lowest divorce rate were those where the woman was at least five years younger than her husband — and when she’s better educated. The same study claims that when the wife is older by five or more years, the couple is three times more likely to break up than if they’re the same age.

Does this mean that men with younger wives are destined to be happy? Perhaps. Another factor might be that we’re getting better at staying together; at least that’s what a different poll conducted by The Times of London  stated: 54 percent of those polled hadn’t even considered having an affair.

Read more here.

What are your thoughts on the matter?

 

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