I’d like to see the data if you have it.
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The data is accurate (married men> single women> married women > single men on scales of happiness and longevity), and your argument that “men or women, if in excellent, fulfilling marriages will benefit in all kinds of ways — maybe more happiness and longevity for both” has worth. My postulate: men are much more often in excellent, or good, or better than being single, marriages than women are nowadays. Of course there are lousy wives; there are just on average more bad consequences for them and more options to get rid of them for men than there are for women with lousy husbands.

And if I consider myself a good (not excellent) wife, but my husband a spouse not quite as good as me, I stay/ accept my lot in large part because he is better than average for most husbands.

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