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Like Red Nailpolish? You’d Make A Horrible Wife

In the 1930s, Dr. George W. Crane, who ran a counseling practice and started his own matchmaking service, designed a test to give couples feedback on their marriages. Either the husband or the wife took the test, which rates the wife in various areas. Crane attempted to make the test scientific, but he did admit to using a personal bias and weighted the items he thought were more important in marriage. For example, a wife’s use of slang or profanity results in a five-point deduction from her score, and wearing red nail polish is a minus one. Amelia’s score was -3 and mine was -6. What can I say? I don’t dress for breakfast, and I’m lazy about sewing on buttons. Keep reading to calculate your score. [Monitor On Psychology] Keep reading »

Marrying Young Isn’t Just For Rich Old Guys Like Donald Trump

The older a man is when he gets married, the more likely it is that his bride will be significantly younger — even if he’s poor — according to new Stanford University research. Men in their 40s tend to marry women who are an average of seven years younger; for men in their 50s, there’s usually an 11-year age difference; and if a guy’s in his 60s, his wife will be about 13 years younger. “In first marriages, men are typically a couple years older than women,” said Paula England, co-author of the study. But, “the older men are when they marry, and it doesn’t matter whether it’s a first or a second marriage, the more years they marry down.” Keep reading »

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