Educated women dating uneducated men
Meanwhile, US President Barack Obama, 48, and wife Michelle, 45, may have only a three-year difference in age but have been married for 17 years.But the study may not be welcomed by Michael Douglas, 65, and his 40-year-old wife Catherine Zeta-Jones – the research suggests a marriage is more likely to fail if only one partner has been previously divorced, and Douglas was married once before.
He proceeded to give me a lecture as to why I shouldn’t automatically dismiss dating the two guys who were responsible for service washes in the launderette as they may be perfectly nice people and that career women in their thirties get what they deserve if they don’t.Everything went smoothly—until they met in person for a cup of coffee.They had many things in common and talked for about 45 minutes.The trend is not necessarily due to the fact that women are smarter than men.More women than men have been graduating from college at all levels—bachelors, masters and doctoral—for several years, so it was simply a matter of time until the marriage pool reflected that. This is despite the increasing tendency of college graduates to marry each other."Adults with high school or less education are much less likely to marry," writes Pew researcher Wendy Wang, who authored the new report.Read More: Extreme Marriage Experiment Suggests It’s Better to Be Right Than Happy While most married couples still have similar education levels, that percentage too is dropping. "The marriage rate among this group plummeted—from 72% in 1960 to 46% in 2012." Three quarters of American wives in 1960 were married to guys who, like them, had a high school education or less.
Sometime during the 80s, the share of married folks who both didn't go to college slipped below 50%.
It is not the first time that I have come across the attitude that career women deserve to be alone if they don’t want to date men without any education, or men a generation older, or the obese. Alas, men don’t care if you’re taller, richer, smarter, or funnier. Which is why men can date ANYONE – regardless of education, income, and height – while many women can only date 1 in 1000 men who are 6 feet tall, with a masters degree and a $200,000 income.
I am just wondering how many men really think like this. So are some men unrealistic in thinking that they deserve a chance with you? Are they also correct in pointing out that they are open to a lot more women than you are open to men, and this may hinder your ability to find lasting love? To your original question, no one is saying (apart from the jilted men) that you deserve to be alone.
According to the study, the couples with the best chance are those where a woman with a superior education marries a man who is five or more years older than herself. By comparison, a marriage where a woman partners an equally poorly educated male divorcee who is five or more years her junior is up to five times more likely to fail.
The study is good news for David Cameron, 43, and wife Samantha, 38.
The research, called Optimising The Marriage Market, appeared in the European Journal Of Operational Research, which usually analyses business decisions.