At WELT-Kompakt, women’s first-world problems are packed into a pity article entitled “This is why the dating world is so tough for women”. In it the not quite fresh article by Jon Birger in the Washington Post is negotiated again. As a result, it is not about women per se, but about educated women. But since this is the relevant population group anyway, whose interests and sensitivities the gazettes are currently primarily interested in, you shouldn’t be surprised.
The problem that (educated) women will have to deal with even more now and in the future is that they can no longer find (in their opinion adequate) partners, and if they do, then only for non-committal sex, but no longer for relationships. But let’s read for yourself:
Tinder may be guilty of a lot right now – more sex, more STIs, more heartbreak – but it’s not the app that makes women’s love lives hell.
So more sex is “hell”. Interesting.
Yes, dating apps like Tinder make men feel like they have a never-ending surplus of women at their disposal. Most then say yes to sex and no to relationships. Only: Behind the feeling there is a statistical reality. There is this surplus of women – at least among the educated classes, as Jon Birger writes in the Washington Post.
Is there such a surplus of women – at least in the educated classes? Maybe if you think it is firmly established that women can in no way get involved with men who are below their educational level. And this “at least in the educated classes” is very questionable, because if there is a surplus of women in the educated classes, then, according to Adam Riese, it should be more than clear that there is a surplus of men in the less educated classes. But nobody here is interested in their problems finding a wife.
There are more men than women worldwide.
But in 2012 there were 34 percent more female graduates than male graduates in the United States. And the education gap is growing. Why is that relevant? Because many women are looking for partners on an equal footing.
Or above. We are getting closer to the matter.
In the USA, around 5.5 million women with a university degree in the age range 22 to 29 meet 4.1 million men, according to a study. This excess of women leads to a male-dominated dating culture. Researchers have studied gradients like this and found:
Solid relationships are on the decline, interpersonal relationships are mainly about sex. If men are a rare commodity and in great demand, they see no reason to commit.
But so do these pigs. But why should men in the educated and wealthy classes (and only there they are rare, because all women rush on them!) Behave differently than pretty women in their twenties, who also let off steam and the advances of many men want to enjoy before you commit? It’s all a question of supply and demand.
While educational differences used to be less relevant, today it is mainly couples with a similar educational background who marry.
In my impression that is only partially correct. Educational differences used to be less relevant for men, if only because there were too few women at the same level of education, which was of course due to the fact that women were denied access to higher education for a long time, but this has now been overcome in western nations.
Women, on the other hand, have always had an aversion to binding themselves under their class.
If women didn’t care, the market would expand rapidly.
“Statistically speaking, New York women looking for a partner would be better off in a firefighter bar in Staten Island than in a wine bar on the Upper East Side.”
Birger refers to the USA. Are we interested in that? Yes. At least if we believe in the power of education. In the meantime z. B. 53 percent of students in 15 EU countries are women. In 2012 there were almost as many men as women among university graduates in Germany.