Alan Kardec over at RPG’s stated,
It’s depressing but these days, meaning being me being older and not as focused on sex as I once was, I look at whether a woman shows any signs of actually being practically useful in a relationship. This used to be a significant criteria just a generation prior to my time. People looked at a marriage as a survival unit, a business entity, a team, a method of living that led to prosperity … a family being a multi-generational prosperity mechanism. Though I’m open to many different interpretations of it, I have to say I haven’t met a woman in many years who seemed either willing or able to fit into any version of this role.
It’s confusing, women seem to want to be seen as more than sexual objects yet don’t seem to want to do much more than provide sex.
There are probably lots of different processes happening here, none of them good.
The first factor is that a young woman doesn’t feel a compelling need to find a husband for support at a younger age. She can either support herself, gather money from men she has sex with, collect money from the government, use daddy’s money, etc. If she wants to use her own money, perhaps she needs to develop some job skills. As for skills that might be useful in attracting a husband (signaling good domestic skills good attitudes, etc.), not so much. So this goes into the net skills lost column.
The second factor is that with the encouragement to exploit your late teens, twenties and early thirties for all that they are worth, there is little time or incentive for women to develop themselves in any positive manner. By the end of their run, it is too late.
Perhaps I am missing something. However, the above two appear to cover it rather well. Any objections?