Cohabiting can make marriage an iffy proposition
Even married, men may still feel less committed
An expert addressing a “Smart Marriages” conference this week will drop research on his colleagues that may indeed make some Americans smart.
Researcher Scott Stanley’s case is this: Women living unmarried with guys and expecting a lasting, committed marriage down the line had better review their options. His research finds that men who cohabit with the women they eventually marry are less committed to the union than men who never lived with their spouses ahead of time.