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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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Product details

  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Element; (Reissue) edition (4 Oct. 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0007178611
  • ISBN-13: 978-0007178612
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 1.5 x 19.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 594,482 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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.

• Discover:
– 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 partner’s children

• Findings included:
- 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.

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Format: Paperback
In the introduction to this book the author claims this book is designed to provide women with valid statistical information that will help them make intelligent decisions in their search for that special man.

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.
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I bought this book based on the title, and thought that the contents would be nonsense. Actually the book was fascinating, and the huge amount of research that went into it was impressive. I have now bought this book for several single girlfriends, and they all agree that it openned thrie eyes to a lot of things they had been doing wrong in terms of dating.
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.
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By A Customer on 21 Oct. 2005
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This book is painfully right on. It's got some insight and some of us women might not like it. However, I do agree that while the truth hurts, it's better to hear it than not. Hence, this book.
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).
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By A Customer on 29 Dec. 2005
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This book is so well researched, as the author constantly reminds you, that is quite hard to argue with the evidence and theories presented. I found this book very enjoyable reading because it was so packed with statistics and real life examples. The book is full of help, advice and information on what exactly motivates men to marry women,and this subject is divided in to the various stages of men's lives, the various kinds of men and their various baggage, and the kind of women that men marry.
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!
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By Clare Mccann VINE VOICE on 28 Sept. 2012
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I came across this book when I was researching for a TV show (which never got made) the idea of which was to get a single woman up the aisle in 12 months. Yes, some of the information in this is obvious, but a lot of women do need it put in front of them and unbeknown to me I was one of them!! During my research and the reading of this book I had to face some facts about why my life was not conducive to meeting Mr Right and although I didn't consciously link the two at the time, I did make some big changes to my life after reading it (renting my flat out, dumping my waster boyfriend and moving countries!) but guess what... within 18 months I was married and 5 years on, I'm still happily married with a one year-old son! I came back to this page on Amazon today because I found myself recommending the book to someone and thought I should add a review and share my experiences. My advice, read it and take on board all it says... you may have to come to some painful realisations, but in the end it will be worth it!
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