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Are Men Happier Being Single?

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StraightTalk with Ted Santos

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The divorce rate is over 50%.  Of those divorces, women initiate more than 70%.  And less than 5% of alimony is the wife paying the husband.  When you add the fact the courts automatically give the mother custody of children that she uses to manipulate the father, it seems men are justified for rethinking the incentive of matrimony.  Since women claim they have degrees and great paying jobs, the institution of marriage may have come to the end of a road.


In addition, women have been condemned for being soft and feminine.  They have been told those traits are a sign of weakness.  And if a woman does not have a professional career, she is seen as a less valuable mother.  The feminists believe stay at home moms without a degree and career cannot be a good example for her daughters.  Yet, the feminine, soft and nurturing traits are what many men desire in a woman.  Without them, it is more difficult for a man to bond with her.  And sex becomes the only reason for them to come together.  When you factor in the notion that women have lost interest in being full time mothers, there is no longer a reason for a man to make a woman his wife. 


Furthermore, since the 1970s, women have been told they should not fall for the first guy they love.  They were told to try their options and have sex with many different guys.  For men, it means more women than ever are available for casual sex.  At one time, sex outside of marriage was not as abundant as it is now.  When you add 38% of marriages are sexless, the choice is clear. 


At the same time, there are many traditional men who want to raise their children in a stable two family household.  That may appear to be an ideal situation.  However, in a divorce ridden environment, what is best for men?