“They don’t call when they say they will, they don’t plan ahead when you actually do get a date, and they don’t seem to own a real shirt anymore.
Apparently you move to Florida and all you can have in your closet is T-shirts and polos.” She actually had one suitor show up to their first date 20 minutes late wearing a filthy Hooter’s shirt. ” Things could have been worse: He could have seemed perfect from the start.
never be another man in my life,” says Paulette Fischer*, a 73-year-old Chicago transplant who now calls Sanibel home. I know I adore Southern men.” But her story isn’t an anomaly.
“Let’s just say the singles scene seems to suck for ladies my age, as we women are 4-to-1 to men,” says Michele Eddy, with a laugh. Maybe I should be matching people geographically first.
As I argue in “DATE-ONOMICS: How Dating Became a Lopsided Numbers Game,” the college and post-college hookup culture is a byproduct, not of Tinder or Facebook (another target of modern scolds), but of shifting demographics among the college-educated.
Much as the death toll of WWI caused a shortage of marriageable men in the 1920s, today’s widening gender gap in college enrollment has created unequal numbers in the post-college dating pool.
In short turn, I soon realized that if I wanted to meet guys in Alaska, all I had to do was go outside.
So it’s hard to be a single college-educated woman in Utah. Birger’s Time’s article specifically focuses on the demographics of singles in the Utah LDS population.
“At first glance, the state of Utah — 60 percent Mormon and home of the LDS church — looks like the wrong place to study what I like to call the man deficit,” Birger wrote. But lurking beneath the Census data is a demographic anomaly that makes Utah a textbook example of how shifting gender ratios alter behavior.
Provo: Where single people don’t have a college degree, the numbers balance out in these two age groups.
However, the disparity widens in favor of men once a college degree is obtained in Utah County.