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What Country has the World’s Worst Husbands?

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Want to find a great husband? According to Oxford University’s Center of Time Use Research who conducted a study to find the world’s best husbands, you may have to go further than your local bar. They ranked husbands by country (only egalitarian countries) to find the countries where the men were “the most attractive marriage partners for women.”

So grab your passports ladies, because the Top 5 Best Husbands by Nationality are:
1. Norway
2. Sweden (Stieg Larsson’s novels might have begged to differ, considering the original title for “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” was “Men Who Hate Women”)
3. Britain
4. United States (yay for us!)
5. Netherlands

Worst Husbands by Nationality:
Australia!

I have to say, that surprised me.  I was born in Australia, as were my father and both grandfathers. I figured Australia would be somewhere in the middle of the pack and at least in spitting distance of America. Nope, Australia came in last place behind Japan, Germany and Austria.  Now, I’ve lived in America for a long time, but I’ve still got a lot of Australian pride.  When I read this study, I wanted to get all incensed. But upon reflection, I realized my mother divorced her Australian husband and is now happily married to an American man, so my own family history backed up this research. Of course this is only one example, but it did make me think.

I was still ready to defend Aussie men, until I met two the other night at a bar.  This was their first US visit, and we were bonding as I was remembering some of my old Sydney haunts when one of them told me a joke:

Aussie guy: “What do women and dogshit have in common?”
Me:  “I have no idea.”
Aussie guy:  “The older they get, the easier they are to pick up.”

There you have it.  The study is totally accurate.

Here’s a link to the study
http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE5740RL20090805?feedType=RSS&feedName=lifestyleMolt )

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5 Responses to “What Country has the World’s Worst Husbands?”

  1. January 24, 2011 at 7:13 pm

    Interesting how well you believe in regards to The Zeros Before the One » What Country has the World’s Worst Husbands? . brbr The thing i personally may possibly highlight is that if you will apply it like that you need ready to do the effort. brbr And you that this is not going to be normal since individuals are terribly complacent today.

  2. January 25, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    That’s a complete crap of a research study on husbands. The writers are just pissed that they cpuld’nt attract any AUSSIE SUITORS! If they were English writers then that explains the invalidness of the study and the POMS CAN GO AND GET STUFFED!

    • Claudia Maittlen-Harris January 26, 2011 at 11:01 am

      I think we touched a nerve. I admit, I was shocked Aussie’s faired much worse than I thought, but we can agree that maybe British surveyors didn’t help our cause.

  3. January 26, 2011 at 11:12 am

    Australian men have a saying “Men are men, and women are women, and we like it that way.”
    Australians are the largest beer consumers per capita and read more newspapers for the population than any other country. Fiercely independant, there is a strong me-tarzan-you-jane attitude with the male population.
    With the enormous amount of new Australians from all over the world, bringing new cultures to our country, this attitude will surely fade.

  4. July 25, 2015 at 10:24 pm

    Surprised Australian males made it into last place, did not expect them to rate that highly! Frightening aspect of this last place ranking is that Australians are ranked [by 1 survey] as the fifth best lovers among all nations. Interesting disjunction.

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