Over at the Conservative Woman,
Jon Birger, author of Date-onomics: How Dating Became a Lopsided Numbers Game, explains that because female graduates outnumber male ones and now for the first time in history women out-earn men in their twenties, there is a dearth of ‘eligible men.’
Educated women will only date their ‘equals’ because of assortative mating, and as there are now more female graduates than male, the men hold all the cards.
But the magazine never asks why women pick from this ever-shrinking pool of equally educated men. The truth is that these women, despite decades of feminism, are holding out for the alpha males who will out-earn them. These men are fewer and fewer.
So we have lots of highly educated high-powered independent women who are looking for the same in a fella. And they are not there. And the women are unhappy.
To make the situation even more galling to these women is that significant numbers of their highly educated male cohorts are just not interested in them for anything long term. It was only a matter of time before this issue came up in the comments, with GirlPower chiming in,
Many men feel threatened, intimidated and emasculated by intelligent, opinionated, successful, assertive women like myself.
Perhaps some men do feel intimidated, but a large number do not. They just don’t like that product, and stay away from it. Personally, I don’t like broccoli, and I don’t buy it, cook it, or eat it. I am not intimidated by broccoli. Now consider such women. Are they likely to be fun and pleasant? For you, the guy; not for her frenemies?
Let us dive in a bit deeper. Girlpower asserts that that she is intelligent, opinionated, successful and assertive. Let us assume that this is all true. Any fella in an LTR with her would probably have to work very hard to maintain any semblance of dominance or even equality. Guys can sense this, and they know instinctively that if they lose this, than it is all over. She will lose respect for him and dump him, with no doubt cash and prizes involved. Even many blue-pill guys understand this.
So we have women who just do not do it for guys, and also raise red flags to even blue-pill men, giving a strong stay-away message. Why do these women not understand?