One in five men admitted they have performed the cliched 'pretending to stretch' trick to make their first move on a date, while just over 20 per cent of men and women said they touch an arm or a knee to initiate closer contact.
Often, women are required to remarry within the family of their late husband after a period of mourning.
In some patriarchal societies, widows may maintain economic independence.
A woman would carry on her spouse's business and be accorded certain rights, such as entering guilds.
For example, without a wife there, he is probably more likely to not watch what he eats like he would if she were there.
Instead of having to make something himself, it is more of a convenience just to order take-out.