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Happily Ever After

by | 22nd, December 2003

‘WHERE would the newspapers be without scientific surveys?

A life of misery

Barely a day goes by without the publishing of new ”findings”, all carefully moulded by our journalistic friends to fulfil the demands of their editors’ voracious appetites.

Today we are told in all papers but let’s take the Independent, because it’s nice and light in its new tabloid format that men are happiest when they are ”serial monogamists”.

This means ”a succession of faithful relationships but never getting married”.

The research was carried out by the University of London. No doubt they are correct, if their remit is to evaluate the personal arrangements of that much-maligned figure, our old friend ”the man on the Clapham omnibus”.

Or ”the man in the street”, if you prefer. Or ”the man on the streets”, if you want to be all modern and ‘with it’ about it.

Or the ”regular Joe”, if you are reading this in America or are an American reading it somewhere else.

Anyway, the point is that for most men this is as good as it gets, and represents the best to

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