Your mother has told you this, your married friends too–there’s no such thing as Mr. Right. Now a new study in Michigan came to the conclusion that your family and friends were right. During their research, they found out that Mr. Right does not exist, so you need to settle for Mr. Right Now. They claim that throughout history, the majority of people have played it safe and that turns out to be the best option.
Scientists at Michigan State University built a computer model that simulates the parameters of high-risk decision making in small groups over thousands of generations of digital organisms. They found that primitive humans could either choose a mate that was potentially inferior, offering companionship, even though they were at risk of having inferior offspring, or they could wait around for the perfect mate. If they choose to wait for Mr. or Miss. Perfect, they would risk the chance of never mating, which is what your mother has been telling you all along.
Among Hispanics, marriage is a very big part of tradition and starting a family. So, why are there so many women in their 30’s still unmarried. There are a variety of reasons, such as:
1. Successful careers: More and more women are career driven and stop at nothing to achieve the personal success before settling down.
2. Non-traditional: They don’t believe in getting married through church or want to spend thousands of dollars in a wedding.
3. Bad experiences: They’ve been cheated in the past and think all men are the same.
4. Waiting for Mr. Right: This is the number one reason why many women don’t settle. They don’t think twice about dating someone from the same economic status or someone as attractive as they.
There are actually several health benefits to being in a relationship. For starters husbands and wives are healthier, happier, and live longer than those who aren’t married. Men lead healthier lifestyles when they’re married than when they’re single. One of the benefits of being married is that you take care of your spouse and they take care of you. Most people worry about finding that special someone, but when you’re married, you don’t have that added stress. When you’re married you have a companion to talk to, to share responsibilities, and keep you busy.
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