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Millennial Men Most Likely to Sacrifice for Wife's Career Goals

Update Date: Apr 04, 2014 06:59 PM EDT
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Millennial men are keepers. New research reveals that men of the millennium are more likely than their older generations to make sacrifices for their wife's career goals.

The latest survey conducted by the Mayflower Moving company revealed that more than half of millennial men are willing to move to a new city if it means it will advance their female partner's career.

Researchers noted that only 43 percent of Baby Boomers and 28 percent of pre-Boomers share this modern sentiment., according to the Daily Mail.

The survey also revealed that 56 percent of Millennials know at least one man who moved to advance his wife's career. The survey also found that 55 percent of women from all generations said they would move their family for their job.

Aric Asplund, 31, left Chicago and moved to Dallas in 2013 so his fiancé Jennifer Peterson, 30,could get a better job, according to USA Today.

"He was kind of a part of the picture that had to come with me if I was going to consider opportunities down here," Peterson said of Asplund, who is in business development and sales for an office supply company.

"Just because we moved to Dallas this time doesn't mean my career takes precedence over his," Peterson added. "We're really willing to take the best opportunity for us jointly."

Peterson and Asplund are what Hanna Rosin sees as the perfect "seesaw marriage," where the roles of the earner and homemaker are constantly changing.

"The division of earnings might be 40:60 or 80:20-and a year or two later may flip, giving each partner a shot at satisfaction," wrote Rosin, author of The End of Men, according to the Daily Mail.

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