Paul Dolan speaking at the Hay Festival:
Video Credit: Hay Festival
A leading expert in happiness has said that women should not get married and have kids as they are happiest without them.
Professor of behavioural science at the London School of Economics, Paul Dolan said that men should get married but women should never get married.
He said at the Hay Festival: “You (men) take fewer risks, you earn more money at work and you live a little longer. She, on the other hand, has to put up with that and dies sooner than if she never married.”
“The healthiest and happiest population sub-group are women who never married or had children.”
“We do have some good longitudinal data following the same people over time, but I am going to do a massive disservice to that science and just say: if you’re a man, you should probably get married; if you’re a woman, don’t bother.”
In his latest book – Happy Ever After, Dolan has cited evidence of it. He says that married women are less likely to be happy and they should avoid getting married.
He said at the event: “Married people are happier than other population sub-groups but only when their spouse is in the room when they’re asked how happy they are. When the spouse is not present: f***ing miserable.”
“You see a single woman of 40, who has never had children [and you think], “That’s a shame isn’t it, maybe one day you’ll meet the right guy and that’ll change.”
“No, maybe she’ll meet the wrong guy… maybe she’ll meet a guy who makes her less happy and healthy, and dies sooner.”
“Woman Finds The Ideal Spot To Take A Lovely Photo, But Something Sneaks Up From Her Behind”