Why Men Marry Some Women and Not Others: How to Increase Your Marriage Potential by up to 60% Paperback – 4 Oct 2010
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From the Publisher
An utterly compelling read, this book contains illuminating facts and tips from the author's market research team of 300 experienced researchers who interviewed focus groups and engaged couples over a period of 11 years.
Over 2,500 women and their fiances, along with over 1000 single people, were interviewed. When their answers to questions were analysed, patterns arose that led to the successful strategies offered in this book.
How to increase your chances of marrying by up to 60%
Ten warning signals that a man is never going to marry
How to trigger a proposal
The advantages and dangers of dating divorced or widowed men
How to deal with a partners children
- After 18 months of a relationship, the chances that a man will propose drop by 50%
- Women who are slender have an easier time meeting men and better odds of getting married
- To be on the safe side, a woman should seriously start looking for a husband in her late 20s.
- The majority of male graduates between 28 and 33 are in their high commitment years and likely to propose
- After 38, the chances men will ever marry drop dramatically. At 42 or 43 many men become confirmed batchelors
- Single men in their late thirties or forties with divorced parents may believe in living together, because in their minds, once people marry, the romance ends
- Men rate sexual or social virtue when choosing a bride: someone they could take home to Mother or introduce to their boss
- For many, their future spouse is a status symbol; meeting their ideas of refinement, elegance and decency
About the Author
John Molloy is the New York Times bestselling author of Dress for Success and The Women's Dress for Success Book and a much sought-after image consultant and corporate speaker. He lives in Florida.
Top Customer Reviews
It is divided into an introduction, plus 8 chapters, with each chapter ending with a summary section called "Statistically speaking". I work in a job where statistics are highly relevant so I was curious to see what the author would have to say. Having read the book I can only say that if I presented information in this way in a report at work, my boss would throw it back to me in disgust. Most of the "statistically speaking" claims made are wooly and not statistically evidenced in the book (whether he has the figures and has chosen not to publish them is another matter).
As an example, the author claims "being slender attracts more men, therefore increasing your chance of marrying". Sounds like a sensible enough point on the face of it - but how slender exactly does the author mean? Women tend to believe they shold be slimmer than most men would feel is necessary to be attractive, so making this kind of claim without giving the detail is dangerous in my opinion.
And how much does it increase your chance of marrying if you take the author's advice of "if you are overweight... talk to your doctor about undertaking a diet and exercise regimen." (if it were that simple why is there such a large diet and exercise industry but with a population getting more overweight by the year?)
If this really were the statistical guide the author claims, he would be able to say (for example - I'm making the numbers up) The probility of marrying is reduced by 20% if you have a body mass index of over 25. However, no such evidence is provided.Read more ›
All relationships are different, but this book is a must read for any single woman looking for a permanent relationship.
I blends common sense, the obvious points we all forget and need to be reminded of, and lots of advise on how to make things better in terms of dating and relationships.
The books has an excellent mix of old info and new statistics, which make for good reading. It's good to compare what used to go on to what goes on now.
All in all, I say this is a must read for women who are interested in getting married. Another good book along this subject is "Man Magnet" (Miller) and "Why Men Love Bitches" (Argov).
It is fresh, original and informative.
It's not a manual on how to get a man to marry you, but it will help you look at your man's marriage potential with a new perspective.
Check it out ! You will learn something new!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
You will not learn anything from this book about how to overcome the problems listed in the book which we all know -
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This book is pants! I found this book's content to be lacking in anything other then drival. Please spen your money on a man who knows what real men think steve Carter "What Smart... Read morePublished on 7 Jan. 2011 by Miss Philosophie
I read this book about 6 months ago, and while some parts of it may be obvious other parts are not. And what it did do for me is give me clear information about how to improve my... Read morePublished on 26 Aug. 2010 by artylady
Some women will be uncomfortable with the home truths that lie within these pages. But it's good to hear the male perspective on what men find attractive and what is a turn-off,... Read morePublished on 2 April 2010 by Moose Papoose