Monday, February 1, 2010

Love in recessed times

Ooops—Richard Whitmire says finding a guy is er, harder than ever (WSJ, Jan 22, 2010).

If you are getting sick of Mommy’s boys, basement dwellers, older guys hunched over their Quicken programs and pre-nups, and are heading for the sperm bank, allow me to relieve you of the notion that the latter is a walk in the park, either. (Yes, I know of whence.)

And if you are looking for a purse, he may be looking for a nurse. Not good. And those coyote lovers tend to be fickle.

Yup, women are getting too educated and too accomplished to settle. 22% of men with some college are now out-earned by the missus.

We now have more eligible women than men. Long-term monogamy tends to come when there are more men than women. If a woman does not like what a man does, he’s off the island, so men tend to mind their Ps and Qs.

58% of all BAs and 62% of associates degrees—women.

And now we are also in a Man-Cession. Men are out of work.

Interestingly, according to this article, some colleges are accepting less qualified men so men won’t be in such short supply that they can treat women badly.

Still, just like a job--all you need is one.

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