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Demographics and dating crises

21 Sep

An interesting examination of the situation in two subcultures, notwithstanding the usual prog biases of the journalist.

oogenhand

http://time.com/dateonomics/

Values.

That’s the one thing that always came up when I’d discuss theories on declining marriage rates or the rise of the hookup culture with my friends or family.

“Couldn’t it just be that times have changed?” people would ask.

Times have changed, and that is a good thing—especially the fading-away of cruel taboos that once stigmatized women who engaged in premarital sex or bore children out of wedlock.

Thing is, times change for a reason. The values question assumes that sexual mores loosen naturally from conservative to liberal. In reality, these values have ebbed and flowed throughout history, often in conjunction with prevailing sex ratios.

Today, mainstream dating guides tell the everything-going-for-her career woman it’s her fault she’s still single—she just needs to play hard to get or follow a few simple rules to snag Mr. Right. But the problem is a demographic one.

Multiple studies show that…

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12 responses to “Demographics and dating crises

  1. infowarrior1

    September 21, 2015 at 1:21 am

    ”Everything going for her career woman”

    Tells you all you need to know.

     
  2. Will S.

    September 21, 2015 at 1:42 am

    Yep. 🙂

     
  3. Eric

    September 21, 2015 at 6:37 am

    From what I’ve seen, the truth is that there are two dozen women for every one thug, criminal, bum, and metrosexual. There are too few scumbags to go around and modern single women are frustrated because all they know are nice guys who want to treat them like ladies.

     
  4. feeriker

    September 21, 2015 at 1:47 pm

    That whole article can summed up by the following sentence: “It’s the hypergamy, stupid!”

    I’m also hoping that somebody with too much free time on their hands will run the following through Google Translate, for every known language:

    “I bathe in your tears, bitch.”

     
  5. Will S.

    September 21, 2015 at 1:52 pm

    @ Eric: 🙂

    @ feeriker: Yep. The article mentions:

    Multiple studies show that college-educated Americans are increasingly reluctant to marry those lacking a college degree. This bias is having a devastating impact on the dating market for college-educated women. Why? According to 2012 population estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey, there are 5.5 million college-educated women in the U.S. between the ages of 22 and 29 versus 4.1 million such men. That’s four women for every three men. Among college grads age 30 to 39, there are 7.4 million women versus 6.0 million men—five women for every four men.

    It’s not that He’s Just Not That Into You—it’s that There Just Aren’t Enough of Him.

    That, right there, is the problem: female hypergamy + college ‘education’ = the status quo.

     
  6. Eric

    September 21, 2015 at 4:02 pm

    I’d rather marry a girl without a degree from a (Western) university. Reduces her chance of being a man-hating femihag by about 75%.

    The problem, though, I don’t think is hypergamy—- it’s that young women in HS & College get 8-12 years of solid femihag brainwashing along with disinformation from the media scum.

     
  7. Will S.

    September 22, 2015 at 2:57 am

    Indeed, I qualified my statement with hypergamy + college education, i.e. with that warping indoctrination.

     
  8. infowarrior1

    September 26, 2015 at 9:59 pm

    @Will S.

    There may be correlation confused with causation considering that overall American cultural probably exerts an overwhelming influence on Mormonism.

     
  9. infowarrior1

    September 26, 2015 at 10:01 pm

    ”Monogamous societies with large families create a glut of nubile women. That leads to attractive women and unattractive men”

    That’s why monogamy is good 🙂

     
  10. Will S.

    September 27, 2015 at 1:36 am

    1. No doubt that’s potentially the case indeed, infowarrior1.
    2. 🙂

     

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