New study reveals that marriage and decency makes men happy (shock, horror!)

Marriage - churchThe Telegraph 30 October 2017
Family First Comment: “The researchers surveyed over 2,000 men and assigned their answers a positive mindset score of between zero and five. They found that men in a marriage or civil partnership scored the highest of any relationship status, at 3.6, while single men languished at the bottom, on 3.2. Interestingly, those who were married also scored higher than those in a long-term relationship who had not married, suggesting that there is more to the marriage ceremony than just a piece of paper.”
Yep!
#MarriageMatters

When we think about what makes us happiest, the first things that come to mind are often superficial. A dream holiday, a new car, perhaps the team we support winning a trophy. However, while these things can bring immediate joy, it seems that the modern British male is more interested in a more traditional form of happiness.

A new survey into the state of masculinity in 2017 has revealed what makes us tick. In an eye-opening set of statistics that call into question many of the preconceptions about modern men, marriage and decency is routinely heralded as the most important aspects of male wellbeing.

The researchers surveyed over 2,000 men and assigned their answers a positive mindset score of between zero and five. They found that men in a marriage or civil partnership scored the highest of any relationship status, at 3.6, while single men languished at the bottom, on 3.2.

The study also discovered that marriage is on men’s minds when they enter romantic relationships, in part dispelling the misconception that long-term monogamous relationships are no longer desirable in an age of Tinder and high divorce rates. 56pc of respondents said marriage was important, more than any other factor listed, including love and children.

Similarly, 90pc of men classified romance as either important or very important – while only 78pc of men assigned those descriptors to their work. Romance was also seen as significantly more important than personal growth (54pc).
READ MORE: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/men/relationships/traditional-man-making-comeback-new-study-reveals-marriage-decency/

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