A new study reports that though men bore more easily in other committed relationships, when it comes to marriage, women are much more likely to describe their marriages as “dull.”

Surprising, no? Is it a difference in expectations that accounts for the difference? Do men tend to look at marriage as “settling,” whereas women see it as the beginning of “happily ever after,” and are therefore disappointed when it turns out to be just “whatever after?” (You guys can use that one. That’s a freebie.) Do men already know that marriage is going to be boring, whereas women imagine that marriage is when it really gets good?

Can you think of some other horrible generalization that explains the results of this study?

[The Globe and Mail]