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The dynamics, and numbers, shift when we expand the conversation from different-sex to same-sex dating.Obviously the lesbian dating market is unaffected by how many men there are, just as the dating market for gay men is unaffected by how many women there are.But for college-educated women, excluding working-class guys makes their dating math much more challenging.If there is an undersupply of men in the college-educated dating pool, there is going to be an oversupply of men in the non-college-educated one.Unsurprisingly, men tend to be less — I’ll say it — promiscuous when women are more scarce.
Because the pool of college-educated women is much larger, the unwillingness of college-educated men to consider working-class women as life partners has little statistical effect on their marriage prospects.
Indeed, their new mantra should probably be “Go West, Young Woman.” The Western part of the country, in general, has more balanced gender ratios than those found east of the Mississippi River.
California and Colorado, for example, each have 20 percent more college-grad women than men age 22 to 29 compared with 36 and 41 percent, respectively, in Illinois and North Carolina.
Dating and marrying across socioeconomic lines — “mixed-collar” marriages, if you will — is one possible remedy.
I’d also urge marriage-minded women not to put off getting serious about dating because the math will only get worse over time.
Given the shortage of young men in post-World War I Europe — 10 million soldiers died and 20 million were wounded, many grievously — Bernard wonders why any bachelor would want to settle down. Today’s hookup culture does have one big thing in common with the ’20s flapper generation, and that is demographics.