posted on Jun, 2 2009 @ 03:45 AM
Men live longer if they marry a younger woman, according to population statistics.
What’s more, men who tie the knot with older women are more likely to die early, the study at Germany’s Max Planck Institute found.
According to the research, blokes cut the risk of premature death by 11 per cent if their wives are seven to nine years younger, reports The Daily
The figure rises to 20 per cent for men who marry women between 15 and 17 years younger.
Scientists reckon that the figures may be the result of natural selection – that only the healthiest, most successful older men are able to attract
“Another theory is that a younger woman will care for a man better and therefore he will live longer,” said institute spokesman Sven Drefahl.
However, when it comes to women, the results showed that ladies benefit from marrying a man of the same age.
Wives with husbands older or younger by between seven and nine years increase their chances of dying early by 20 per cent.
This rises to 30 per cent if the age difference is close to 15 and 17 years.
Well i did not need an article to tell me this study. Obviously a younger woman would require that a man goes that extra mile in every way to keep her
satisfied and happy in all aspects. This can also be applied to why woman prefer to have younger men as in both cases, one would need to perform his
duty's above and beyond the call of duty.