Many men have cold feet about marriage. They worry about turning into pot-bellied suburban guys with three kids hanging on them like appendages as they take out the trash and clean puke-stains from their mini-van’s backseat. Won’t they miss their Las Vegas trips and envy their single friends? What about that data suggesting that testosterone lowers after childbirth? Is marriage basically the end of manhood forever?
But hold on! What does the data actually say?
It actually suggests just the opposite!
Marriage benefits men (more so than women!) and in numerous different ways. As the Chinese philosopher said: Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.
[photo credit: Namita Azad]