Divorced men are twice as keen to re-marry as divorced women, study finds
Getting back on his feet again: Men are more than twice as likely to want to get married again after a divorce – with 47 per cent looking for a new wife
Going through a tricky divorce would be enough to put anyone off marriage for life.
But a new study shows that men are much more likely to get over a stressful and complicated break-up than women.
Divorced men are much keener to re-marry than their former wives, researchers found, with 47 per cent of men who had been through a divorce eager to wed again.
That’s more than twice as many as women, who seem to fall into the 'once bitten, twice shy' category.
Just 20 per cent of female divorcees say they want to tie the knot a second time.
The study of 2,000 adults – carried out to mark the DVD release of romantic comedy ‘Crazy, Stupid, Love' – suggests divorced men are also far more committed to finding love again.
A surprising 42 per cent of divorced men who are looking to date again also said they would be prepared to pay for a professional pick up artist to chaperone them on a date – a little like Steve Carrell does with Ryan Gosling in the film.
They hoped this expertise might help improve their chat-up technique.
There are now more than 20 dedicated date coaching services in the UK but less than one in five women said they would ever consider such a thing.
More divorced men admitted to putting their profile on a dating website, too.
Thirty-one per cent said they had tried online dating since their divorce – compared to just 19 per cent of divorced women.
Crazy, Stupid, Love: Ryan Gosling, pictured with Emma Stone, plays a very successful dating coach in the romantic comedy – 42 per cent of divorced men would also think of getting a guru to help find love
Mini Lane, a professional dating expert, said: 'Dating is a complicated game for men and more so for those that are starting all over again, having been off the dating scene for a number of years.'
She said that men turn to gurus to help them learn how to dress and flatter their physique, as well as to develop their body language.
The first step to finding a new partner, though is really wanting to find one – which is where it appears that divorced men already have an upper hand.