Last week I said that men run from Sex and the City. Turns out, they also run from the possibility of a bad marriage, according to Reuters. Australian Carl Weisman, a bachelor himself, wanted to get to the bottom of the growing number of permanently single men. So he asked them what exactly was going on.
Weisman concluded that this lifestyle choice was steeped in fear. Men are 10 times more scared of marrying the wrong person than never marrying at all, he told Reuters.
It's funny. There are loads of books about and for women's anxiety over not finding "the one." And never marrying. Like it's a disease. (Don't catch it!) Here, we have men who would rather avoid a bad situation entirely. Sounds pretty logical, doesn't it?
In fact, Weisman culled all of this wisdom into the newly released So Why Have You Never Been Married? 10 Insights Into Why He Hasn't Wed. Might be worth a read.