We then broadened the study by surveying and then running focus groups of single men who at that time had no intention of getting married.
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So for the first few years that they’re on their own, their primary goal is having fun, which translates into dating without any serious thoughts about marriage.
In fact, we threw out the entire study and started again.
RELATED: 4 signs a man is ready for marriage — and 4 signs he's not The second time we tried teams composed of men and women, but that produced mainly politically correct answers, which we also questioned.
The single men apparently did not feel an obligation to give these interviewers macho or politically correct answers. The first was that there is an age when a man is ready to marry-the Age of Commitment.
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The single men we interviewed explained that when they get out of school and get a job and start making money, new possibilities open to them.
For the first time, a majority of them have some independence.
He’s not a dating expert, nor an advice columnist, psychologist or relationship therapist.