Every once in a while, I catch “bits” on the radio that I find interesting, and wanted to share for no reason other than sharing a smile and a chuckle.
The perfect formula for a lasting marriage
I tried really hard to hold back from laughing too much…call me cynical but I’m happy to be out of my marriage. So, according to the study the radio show hosts were quoting, the perfect formula for a lasting (heterosexual) marriage includes:
- The wife being 5 years younger than the husband
- The wife has to be 27% smarter than the husband
- Similar cultural backgrounds
- The wife should have a college degree, and the husband should not
According to the research coordinator of the study “If people follow these guidelines in choosing their partners, they can increase their chances of a happy, long marriage by up to 20percent.”
Ummm…ok, who are these scientists and why is it that they are able to get funding for this kind of a study over something else (poverty, famine, world peace…and my personal preference…funding for services for Autism, but I’m biased)?!! So, of course I Googled the study. Here’s the link, in case you need some bedtime reading: “Optimizing the marriage market: An application of the linear assignment model”.
Personally, I just want to know where the 27% smarter data comes from!
What men’s hairstyle says about him
I have no idea which radio station I was listening to (yup, I channel hop my preset radio stations in my sexy mini-van), but this perked my ears. I just Googled it and found the list, but on a different radio station site…oh well.
And yes, I sent a completely random without any background text to my man, telling him what his hairstyle says about him. Why do you ask?
So, of course, out of curiosity, I Googled what a woman’s hairstyle says about her. I’m pretty happy with my hair saying “Sexy, ultra-feminine, pretty” and “Sensual, flirty, low-maintenance, playful. Best of all, long hair is best suited for women who are 5’7” and taller – good to know for this 5’10” gal!