NEW YORK – Men tend to behave better when they’re married — both because marriage likely helps improve their behaviour, and nicer men are more likely to be married in the first place, according to a U.S. study.
S. Alexandra Burt and colleagues at Michigan State University also found that men with fewer nasty qualities were more likely to eventually end up married.
Among men who did marry, some showed signs that bad behaviour — specifically traits associated with antisocial personality disorder such as criminal behaviour, lying, aggression and lack of remorse — decreased after they tied the knot.
Burt said that married men “are just not as antisocial to begin with. And when they get married, they get even less antisocial.”