Jun 11th 2010 By Jeremy Taylor
Our happy hour fact to amaze your drinking buddies with
Surprisingly, young men are more strongly affected by the ups and downs of a romantic relationship than young women.
A study of mental health and transitions to adulthood among college aged men and women in South Florida found that males between the ages of 18 and 23 were taking breakups harder
-- and feeling the euphoria of new relationships more intensely -- than females in the same age bracket.
Sociologists believe this challenge to traditional male stoicism stems from young women having other close relationships with friends and family to fall back on. The typical guy, on the other hand, might have an emotional attachment only with his significant other. Another theory is that changes in traditional sex roles may have contributed to this counterintuitive result, with modern women now having careers with which to define themselves
Or perhaps that container of Häagen-Dazs ice cream women tend to scarf down when they're having guy troubles actually has healing properties which science has yet to uncover.