Take this little quiz first then read below for the revealing findings.
Who falls in love faster? Men or Women
Who is more idealistic about love? Men or Women
Who usually initiates the breakup? Men or Women
Who suffers more from a breakup? Men or Women
Who loves their lovers more? Men or Women
The answers may surprise you.
Who falls in love faster? Men!
In one study, seven hundred young lovers were asked, “How early did you realize you were in love?” Men fell in love faster. Usually before or around the fourth date, 20 percent of men had fallen in love while only 15 percent of women realized they were in love. (study done by E.J. Kanin, K. D. Davidson & S.R. Scheck in 1970)
Who is more idealistic about love? Men!
Another study determined that men had a far more idealistic and less practical view of love. Men were not nearly as concerned with a woman’s social position or how much money she made. Men felt that as long as two people were truly in love, they should have no trouble getting along in a marriage. (Study by C.W. Hobart, for Social Forces)
Who usually initiates the breakup? Women!
A group of Harvard scientists followed the affairs of 231 couples. Of those who split up, usually it was the woman who suggested the separation. The men wanted to make it work to the bitter end.
Who suffers more from a breakup? Men!
The men in the same Harvard study felt lonelier, more depressed, unloved, and least free after a split. The men reported that they found it extremely hard to accept that they were no longer loved. This is also the reason why men seem to jump into another relationship as soon as possible.
Who loves their lovers more? Men!
Men love their lovers more in relations to others in their life. Several researchers at Yale University polled male and female participants from ages 18 to 70 and asked. “Who do you like, and who do you love, most in your life?”
Men, it turned out, loved and liked their lovers more than their best friends, but women, the rankings were about equal. So, men next time your lover complains and says “Men are just so unromantic”, just show her these statistics and say, Yeah, who says? No, better not. But you can say something like “You know dear, you have a good point, I’m sorry, I will try to be more romantic. I love you. (this will end the somewhat uncomfortable and potentially dangerous situation).
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