Wor a long time researchers believed that having a younger spouse was better for both men and women but new data has destroyed that theory.
In the article Marrying A Younger Man Could Shorten Your Life, I came across an interesting fact- that younger women are healthier for men’s health, but younger men can be deadly for women.
“Women who marry men seven to nine years younger increase their mortality risk by 20 per cent, the study found. In contrast, men who marry younger women decrease their mortality risk by 11 per cent.”
One possible explanation comes from the violation of social norms.
“Thus, a younger husband may not enrich a woman’s social life or provide companionship and support late in life. A younger wife, however, appears to be able to do all of those things.”
In conclusion, studies show that …although not many hit the mark, a woman’s best choice is to marry a man of exactly the same age: Even an older man shortens a woman’s life somewhat.
Do you believe that the above statement is true or false? and does this article have an effect on whether you choose to date older or younger men in the future?
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