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.
After looking it over for about fifteen minutes, Beth returned the report to my desk and told me I was a male chauvinist. I was fond of Beth and trying to help her, so after I recovered, I asked her what made her think that.
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.
How long would you want to date a woman before considering marriage?