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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.
The age varies from man to man, but there are patterns that are easily identified: Still, there is no one-to-one correlation.
When Beth, one of my better researchers, said that men who were averse to commitment were drawn to her like bees to honey, I gave her a copy of the summary report of my research on “why men marry.” The report showed that the primary reason a man asks one woman to marry and not another is that each woman treats him differently.
Beth was also right when she said that if I could help women identify which men were more likely to commit, I would be performing a real service.
First, Beth reviewed the literature and research we had on file.
With this in mind, I reviewed our interviews with men and women who were planning to marry and videos of two focus groups we had run with single men.
But this is taking a gamble that the man is typical, because the figures I’ve just given are educated estimates.
Not all men mature at the same rate, and other factors can and do affect a man’s readiness to marry.
Our original intent was to determine how men at different ages reacted to single women they met at social gatherings.