This article has created much wailing and gnashing of teeth. It suggests that men prefer debt-free virgins with no tattoos when it comes to marriage. This should be obvious to people who rationally consider such things, but it apparently is not.
The response from various Churchian oriented sites was basically along the lines of “God loves me, I am great as I am, men seeking marriage should feel the same way”. A response starts with the fact that men need to make good decisions. As potential Patriarchs, it is best that they learn how to make effective ones. In terms of making decisions about his family, his first big one is with respect to who he marries. To do this poorly would be unfortunate for his future family. We all want what is best for the (future) children, don’t we? Don’t we?
Let us look at this situation more deeply. Normally debt in young women’s cases comes from their university education. If they chose a “studies” (or other useless degree) then they probably have lots of debt as they work in jobs (e.g. non-profits) that don’t pay so well. If she had chosen a degree in a field that actually paid, the debt might be tolerable. Being debt free (or tolerable debt) signifies that she can make wise decisions; this being very useful in a wife. Even if she never makes a decision again, she hopefully won’t be arguing. Which is worth a huge amount to a fella.
As an aside about universities; they are doing their task rather poorly, and are costly in doing so. In the olden days, companies were very wiling to hire General Studies degreed individuals. Why was this? It was because they could be assured that such a graduate could think critically; an essential attribute in the handling of complex problems in the business world. Fast forward to today. There have been studies that show that modern university students after four years of education do not improve their critical thinking skills. So a university degree no longer necessarily signals what it is once was intended to signal; still everybody needs one (especially women). Unfortunately we end up with all of these highly educated people who really are not particularly capable of handling the complex issues that they are supposed to, though they believe that they are. Probably this combination results in more damage than good.
As for the virgin thing; the short answer is that men want women that are at less risk of cuckolding him. There are lots of other detriments to being slutty/carousel riding as documented on this blog in the past. Furthermore, a series of posts are coming in the near future documenting these issues further.
As for tattoos, this was discussed here. In short, they are a signal that she is not feminine. Men prefer feminine women for many reasons; they are easier to get along with, they have a tendency to make a better mother of his children, and so on. Since tattoos a very visible artifact, they become a ready device for making assessments about a woman.
There are definite good reasons for the men look for the above mentioned attributes. He has much to protect, now and in the future. Protestations fall upon the deaf ears of wise fellas.
Addendum: I see that Dalrock is on the case.