Men a href=”http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080602/lf_nm_life/books_bachelors_dc”prefer being solo /aover a bad marriage (hat tip: Eric): br /br /blockquoteWeisman, 49, conducted a survey of 1,533 heterosexual men to research a book aiming to give women an insight into why some smart, successful men opted to stay single — and help lifelong bachelors understand why they are still the solo man at parties.br /br /He concluded that most men were not afraid of marriage — but they were afraid of a bad marriage.br /br /”Men are 10 times more scared of marrying the wrong person than of never getting married at all,” Weisman told Reuters in a telephone interview…..br /br /This is the first generation of people who have grown up with bad divorces. People assume there is something wrong if you don’t marry but these are men who have made a different choice and not given in to social pressures.”br /br /The release of his book a href=”http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0882823264?ie=UTF8tag=wwwviolentkicomlinkCode=as2camp=1789creative=9325creativeASIN=0882823264″”So Why Have You Never Been Married?: 10 Insights Into Why He Hasn’t Wed”/aimg src=”http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wwwviolentkicoml=as2o=1a=0882823264″ width=”1″ height=”1″ border=”0″ alt=”” style=”border:none !important; margin:0px !important;” /comes amid a growing trend for more people to stay single, with less social or religious pressures on men — and women — to tie the knot.br /br /Weisman said U.S. figures showed that in 1980 about 6 percent of men aged in their early 40s had never married but this number had now risen to 17 percent./blockquotebr /br /So I wonder what a “Sex and Men in the City” movie would be like? But really, what’s the news here? It should be obvious to anyone that most people–men and women– would rather go solo than be involved in a bad marriage.