6.04.2009

good for him, bad for me

A new study finds that men who marry women 15 to 17 years their junior cut their chances of dying early by 20 percent, while men who marry a woman seven to nine years younger cut their chances by 11 percent.

However, wives with husbands older or younger by between seven and nine years increase their chances of dying early by 20 percent. This rises to 30 percent if the age difference is close to 15 and 17 years.

I'll take my chances.

6 comments:

sarahsmile3 said...

Are you getting married?
YAY!

Laurie said...

Maybe the older guys kill off the younger wives for the life insurance and then trade them in for a younger model? (JOKES!)

I told Colin he better take care of himself b/c I refuse to push him in a wheelchair. :-) (i would...gosh, it's just scare tactics.)

Pat said...

Statistics show that couples who love, serve, forgive and respect each other, and who go to church have a 100% better chance at a happy, healthy, long life....

Amy said...

whew...Alan's only six years older than me...Wait, does that mean I'm stuck with him forever? I kid, I kid!

sarahsmile3 said...

Your mom is awesome.

M--- said...

Dangit. I knew there had to be SOMETHING wrong with my hubster! He's killing me and I didn't even know it! I'm with you, sistah, I'll take my chances, too. ;o)...but I'm definitely gonna have to share those stats with him the next time we get in a tiff!