Marriage Minutes: Do You Think Porn Is OK for Your Marriage? The Connection Between Men's Height and Divorce A website poll asked readers if they thought porn was OK for marriage, and researchers from NYU discovered a link between divorce rates and men's height. BY HITCHED EDITORS
Men who are shorter have a lower divorce rate than average height men or tall men.
“ In fact, short men logged about an hour more per week of housework than their taller counterparts.”
The following is a round-up of news items compiled by the Hitched editors during the week of September 04, 2014.
Is Porn Good or Bad For Your Marriage?
This isn't a peer-reviewed scientific poll, but we're going to share the results anyway—because it's interesting to know what others are thinking. A dating website and app, Meetville.com, conducted a poll beginning in the middle of June until September 2nd and received 58,139 responses. The question they asked was, "Is porn OK in a marriage?" Now, since this poll was conducted on a dating website, it's not clear how the results would differ for those who are identified as married. However, with a sizable pool of respondents there might be something to glean from the overwhelming response. So with that said, 73% of respondents responded "yes" porn is OK in marriage, while 27% replied "no." The majority of the respondents (50%) were from the U.S. with Britain ranking second with 12% of the respondents. In a blog post from the Meetville.com website, clinical psychologist Samantha Rodman, says, "Porn can be a relationship enhancer. If you use porn and your partner likes it, is okay with it, or uses it with you, that is great. But if you are using it as a substitute for sex with your partner, I believe that hurts the relationship as it cuts one’s partner off, draws sexual energy away from the marriage, and heightens distance between partners."
We recently posted an article titled, "Is Porn Bad for Your Marriage? It Depends," that drew similar conclusions. Do you have an opinion on this matter? Reply "yes" for porn is OK in marriage or "no" for porn is not OK in marriage in the comments box below.
Divorce Rates Linked to Men's Height
Vertically challenged guys might think they always get the (pun alert) short end of the stick, but new data shows when it comes to marriage, things are, well, looking up. Using data from The Panel Study of Income Dynamics, the longest running longitudinal household survey in the world (it began in 1968), two Sociologists, Abigail Weitzman and Dalton Conley from New York University, published in a working paper that divorce rates for tall and average men were essentially indistinguishable, however for short men (5'6" or less in 1986, 5'7" or less in 2009) divorce rates were 32 percent lower! The researchers found that shorter men also married at a lower rate than average or tall men. Moreover, they found that one contributing factor could be that short men tend to pitch in around the home more. In fact, short men logged about an hour more per week of housework than their taller counterparts. The researchers found other distinguishing characteristics between short and tall men, which the New Republic explains nicely.