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After journalist Jon Birger entered his 30s, he began to notice a pattern in his social circle: Most of the men he knew were married or in a relationship and most of the women he knew were single and having a hard time dating.
These women had "everything going for them," he told The Huffington Post, yet they either couldn't get dates or were stuck dealing with men who toyed with them.
Birger became curious about his anecdotal experience and wanted to see if there were statistics to back up what his single female friends were going through -- and there were. as a whole, men and women are split about 50/50, but that ratio shifts when you look at the number of college graduates by gender: Women between 25 and 34 are 21 percent more likely than men to be college graduates, according to 2013 data.
He believes that the lopsided dating scene in large U. cities like New York all comes down to a gender ratio which favors men. In this environment, educated heterosexual women who wish to date men who also graduated college must navigate a playing field in which guys have significantly more dating prospects, a phenomenon Birger calls the "man deficit." Birger's new book "A lot of the women who I talked to about this felt like they must be doing something wrong or it must be their fault," he said.
When it’s the opposite, the culture is more likely to emphasize courtship and romance.
In your opinion, has online dating affected this dynamic?
I’m probably going to be in the minority in this argument, but my point of view is that it doesn’t really matter.
I know everybody thinks Tinder is causing the hookup culture, but the reality is that there’s actually a history of blaming new technologies for young people having more sex.
Honestly, a lot of the guys I interviewed who you’d probably think are the most schmuck-y, so to speak, were doing it the old-fashioned way.