This myth is spread around on “game” blogs, but they didn’t invent the myth. The myth as stated at “game” blogs is that a man should never get married because your marriage will end in divorce and your wife will take all of your money.
The reality is that divorce and other marital dysfunction is primarily a problem for proles. College educated people have a low divorce rate, and the divorce rate for the college-educated has actually decreasing since 1980. According to Dan Hurley writing in the NY Times, for college graduates married between 1990 and 1994, the ultimate divorce rate will probably be only 25%.
Given that divorce rates have probably declined further since the early 1990s among the higher classes, and given that not all college graduates are created equal, and that people getting married a second time are a lot more likely to divorce, if you are getting into a first marriage, and you and your spouse are both smart people who went to good colleges, your chance of getting divorced is pretty low, probably less than 15%.
And yesterday I addressed the myth of unhappy miserable marriages. Married people of both sexes are significantly happier than the unmarried.