What Country has the World’s Worst Husbands?5comments
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:
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”)
4. United States (yay for us!)
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