One of the most common mistakes young women make is to assume that because they’re ready for marriage in their early or mid-twenties, the men they date are, as well.
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: RELATED: Why your marriage doesn't need to be perfect to be happy Still, there is no one-to-one correlation.
If a woman is seriously trying to find a husband, she should date men who have reached the age of commitment.
She can date men slightly before they reach that age, because by the time she’s gone out with a man for a year, he may have reached the point of being receptive to the idea of marriage.
All of a sudden, they have a nice car and an apartment and an income.
They’re reluctant to even consider marriage for a few years, because they want to sow their wild oats.
We then broadened the study by surveying and then running focus groups of single men who at that time had no intention of getting married.