NEW YORK (MainStreet) Patting Ralph, your golden retriever, on the head and saying a last goodbye is one thing. Kissing your spouse farewell quite another. But if means a better paying job in a new city, men are much more likely to leave behind pets, girlfriends, elderly parents and even their spouse or partner than women.
New research released by YouGov reveals 43% of men would leave their significant other behind for a "much better job," compared to only 31% of women. More than one in five (21%) of men would leave behind their spouse, while only 14% of women would.
And sorry, Ralph the dog half of men are quick to let go of their furry friends. Only 29% of women would forsake their pets for a permanent work promotion.
Even a temporary move to a new city sparks a significant division in gender decisions. Nearly one in four (38%) men are willing to leave their spouse behind for the time being, compared to 24% of women.
But don't worry, the odds of either a temporary or permanent relocation to gain a better job seems slimmer than ever. Only about 12% of Americans have moved in recent years, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, a record low. And most moves, nearly two-thirds, are "local" within the same county.
The latest Census Bureau information says that of the Americans who reported moving between 2012 and 2013, nearly half (48%) were seeking better or cheaper housing. Nearly one-third (30%) relocated for family-related reasons, such as a change in marital status or to establish their own household. Only 19% moved for job-related reasons.