Most Oz men are afraid of bad marriage

June 23rd, 2008 - 6:49 pm ICT by ANI  

Melbourne, June 23 (ANI): In what may explain why most men these days prefer staying single, a new survey has revealed that most men are afraid of a bad marriage.

The survey involving 1500 heterosexual men showed that men were 10 times more scared of marrying the wrong person than of never getting married at all.

“I wanted to give some women an insight into why some smart, successful men opted to stay single - and help lifelong bachelors understand why they are still the solo man at parties,” the Courier Mail quoted Carl Weisman, 49-year-old bachelor, who conducted the online survey to research his book, as saying.

The survey found that about eight per cent of the respondents didnt want to marry, 62 per cent wanted to marry, of which half won’t settle for anything less than perfection, and about 30 per cent who are on the fence.

Four out of 10 bachelors did not want children, compared to three out of 10 wanting to be a father. The rest were undecided.

Moreover, financial issues, both positive and negative, played a crucial role in men’s fear of commitment.

“Those with little money said they would have nothing to offer a partner, with some suffering self-esteem issues and withdrawing from the dating pool,” said Weisman.

“While those who are financially sound were terrified what a bad divorce could do to them,” he added. (ANI)

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