I saw an article on the BBC website on Monday proclaiming that "the secret to a happy marriage for men is choosing a wife who is smarter and at least five years younger than you". After reading about this no doubt world-class research, I went home that evening to give Mr E Man the good news that we're all set for an eternity of marital bliss. (The fact that he was in the middle of cooking dinner and had a glass of chilled white wine waiting for me might help, too).
I might hold off on telling him the corresponding story from News Arse, though. The article on this satirical UK news site (fans of the BBC website will recognise the layout, fans of The Onion will recognise the style) is titled "women encouraged to marry old and stupid men", and gives hope to "those previously considered terminally undate-worthy":
Reg Brown told us, “I’m thick as pig shit and the wrong side of fifty, so this is the best news I’ve had since The Sun did its 10p issues".
*Not true - I may be more educated, but I was only (although consistently, heh) ahead by 2 IQ points in some online tests we did for fun a few years ago!