Apparently if you’re a woman and you marry a younger man, you’re going to die immediately.
Okay, so you probably won’t die immediately. Sorry for saying that. I’ve been having troubleÂ gaugingÂ my hyperbole today. I can’t seem to make any exaggeration soundÂ believable or only slightly over the top for impact. I just keepÂ jumping right to the ridiculous.Â It’s probably due to allergies.Â My sinuses are 87,000 times their normal size right now. There’s a family of six living in there, and they have three cars and a boat.
Anyway . . .Â According to a study by Sven Drefahl at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic ResearchÂ in Rosktock, Germany, a woman who is between seven and nine years older than her husband has a 20% greater mortality rate than if she were with a man the same age.
Also, health records have shown previously that men live longer if they have a younger wife. So if you’re a young, healthy woman interested in a man in his early 40s, in good physical condition, with a slight propensity to over-exaggeration, give me a call.
In the meantime:
Are you a female older than your male partner? Male older than female? How big a difference in age?Â Same age? Does the age difference present any problems, other than that wholeÂ early death thing revealed in the study? Any advantages? OrÂ is it a non-issue?Â
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