Men 'more eager' to spend time with spouse
One-third of husbands would gladly spend all their spare time with their wife, but only 20pc of wives feel the same, a study has found.
While six in 10 wives think spending time away from their husband is healthy, the figure falls to below 50pc for men.
While men see marriage as a means of gaining companionship, women see it as a way of receiving security and confidence, said Jenni Trent Hughes, a relationship expert.
The survey of more than 2,000 married people by dating website eHarmony.com also found that one-third of wives would find their husbands "annoying" if they were around all the time.
This falls to one in five for husbands when asked the same question about their wives.
Ms Trent Hughes said: "To men, marriage produces the intention and desire to become a unit spending all spare time together. For women, this is much less important." (© Daily Telegraph, London)