Tuesday, March 02, 2010

How?!?!?!!?!?

From this article: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/03/us/03marry.html?ref=us

"The study found that, overall, 62 percent of women ages 25 to 44 were married and 8 percent were cohabiting. Among men, the comparable figures were 59 percent and 10 percent."

How?! How are the figures different?  If they are 'cohabitating' and marrying each other.  How?1?!?

And before you are all like, what about the gays.  They took care of that:

"The authors define cohabitation as people who live with a sexual partner of the opposite sex." 

So the question remains HOW?!?! How are more women cohabitating with men, than men are?
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5 Comments:

Anonymous Big Brother said...

If the sample sizes were equal between men and women, then each gender answered the questions differently. The conclusion would be that each gender has different understandings or concepts of "cohabiating" than the other gender. Of course, there is a simple answer, which is whoever did the study is not so good at math.

2:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello. And Bye.

11:40 AM  
Blogger Karl Eagleman said...

More young women are cohabitating with/married to older guys.

That's my guess.

1:35 PM  
Blogger WOV said...

Karl's probably closest to it, that you're losing people around your age barriers, as I imagine they were pretty careful to code and define cohabiting (though Big Brother probably has a point, too) Also, check your margin of error; believe we're probably inside it?

8:01 PM  
Blogger Gary Bridgman said...

It's because every woman who has ever habitated with me still thinks we're together. Some of them are even married now, but they keep putting my name (or my tag, R*I*S*K Playa) in the "married to" or "in a relationship with" box on Facebook. I'm just not into them!

9:15 PM  

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