We read several jokes and quotes where women laugh about how they’d live overjoyed lives if not for the responsibility of a husband and kids. But here’s behavioral scientist Paul Dolan, backing this up with his theory. His latest research claims that women without a spouse and children are happier!
What is a bonus is that women don’t just live happily, but also live longer than those who’ve entered a family life!
Paul Dolan, a behavioral scientist who works at the London School of Economics, expressed that our ancestral tradition of getting married and having children is no more producing happy women.
He quoted, “Married people are happier than other population subgroups, but only when their spouse is in the room when they’re asked how happy they are. When the spouse is not present: fucking miserable.”
Dolan also claims that he can prove his findings for he has some longitudinal data of people across quite some years.
He had one message to those happy women who want to secure this bliss- Don’t bother! Although he does recommend marriage to men for a better life.
Paul Dolan’s research on the sub-group of happy women from the population asserts that while marriage can calm a man, it might do just the opposite for women.
Plus the risk of not living as long either!
Dolan is the author of the book Happy Ever After where he has cited the outcome of a study conducted by American Time Use Survey. According to this research, married women claimed to happier than unmarried women only when their spouse was in the room.
The single ones asserted being more joyous with lesser miseries than the married ones.
According to his study, married women are more prone to physical and mental illness than married men as age catches up.
But Dolan also claims that the stigma that defines a woman’s success only with the years of her marriage and number of children could push a single woman over the edge to go ahead and tie the knot.
People might ask you,” When do you plan to get married? Aren’t you 30 already?” We say, show them this article and reason out with them; “Look, I’m just saving my life; I plan to stay in the happy women club a little longer” (wink wink)