The impact of hypergamy on women and children have been covered in this blog. But what of the other impacts, those on society in general? In short — the prognosis is poor. This is the first of a two part series that will consider various aspects of the impact of hypergamy. The reader is encouraged to suggest others not covered, as the impact is truly far and wide.
Clearly men are not living up to their economic potential. In their 20’s, they are not developing the skills needed for thriving in a modern economy. If they do develop some job skills, often it is just enough to support themselves. Career success in a man is not really rewarded anymore with respect to attracting a higher quality woman. So why put in the needed effort for such success? Furthermore, when married, a brow-beaten husband is less likely put in any extra effort compared to one that has his wife’s respect. This goes doubly for a divorced fathers. Much of this is the result of women playing the field, before and after marriage, always angling (or at least pining) to trade up. People do what is rewarded, and it is clear that industriousness in a man is not rewarded by women in modern times. So society loses.
Men’s Respect For Women
As a child I was taught to respect all adults, and also to be chivalrous to women. And for most part, the women of my youth were deserving of this. My respect for modern women is almost nil. They are ungracious, lackluster mothers, and not particularly impressive in the workplace. It is perfectly obvious that their primary (but not necessarily only) task should be being good mothers, yet they seem to prefer to do almost everything else (carousel, career) instead. Much of this preference is driven by their hypergamy fueled late teens and twenties. For men, the carousel is the real killer. Men may accept a former carousel rider as a wife, and profess things like love and such, but deep down her ride will always be eating at him. Perhaps the effect it will come out bit by bit, or maybe all at once, but it really comes down to a lack of respect based on her past (she probably does not respect him either, because she “settled”). This toxic brew can never be good for a resulting family.
P.S. NAWALT applies as always