A recent study revealed when men reach sexual maturity in a setting where they far outnumber women, they live an average of three months less than males from areas with more equitable gender ratios.
While the researchers didn’t look into the reasons for their findings—or prove that it was related to the struggle to find a mate—they believe a number of social and biological factors play a role. Trying to find a mate is stressful, and stress is a known contributor to health problems.
HS-News wonders if this also applies to Ronaldo, one of the soccer leagues most eligible bachelors, who has been spotted shirtless after his first day of practice for the Real Madrid. There does not appear to be any stress for this single-father returning to Spain’s soccer season after a disastrous World Cup performance.