Well, at least according tothe Economist, that published an article lookinginto data that suggested couples who had sons were more likely to stay married than those who didnt.
The article cited studies by academics and economists thatexplored the relationship between having sons and marital stability.
The story featured fathers who talked about why it was easier to bond with their sons than their daughters.
I really identify with my son, one father said. He just looks a lot like me, and hes like me in certain ways. I dont know how to make a little girl happy the way I fundamentally know how to make a boy happy, so I worry Im going to somehow screw that up.
Another father complained that he couldnt share his love of baseball with his 8-year-old daughter.
Ive taken my daughter to ballgames, but she doesnt really know the difference between basketball and baseball, he said. If she was a boy, I have this feeling that it wouldve been easier to interest her in those things.
Yes, he actually said that.
But crap really hit the fanwhen the Economist tweeted this angle to promote the story: The key to a successful marriage? Not having daughters.
Many men with those pesky daughters were quick to point out their marriage was just fine.
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