Broke men are hurting American women’s marriage prospects
There’s a devastating shortage of men who have their act together, according to a new study that may not be so surprising to all the single ladies out there.
Research now suggests that the reason for recent years’ decline in the marriage rate could have something to do with the lack of “economically attractive” male spouses who can bring home the bacon, according to the paper published Wednesday in the Journal of Family and Marriage.
“Most American women hope to marry, but current shortages of marriageable men — men with a stable job and a good income — make this increasingly difficult,” says lead author Daniel Lichter in a press release…
Cry me a river! Looks like we need to restore the (non-existent) wage gap. You can’t have it both ways; you can’t suppress the earning power of men for decades, and then complain that there aren’t enough wealthy men for the gold-diggers.
The article concludes that some women are starting to (gasp) date down. Oh, and let’s not forget that…
… there’s the whole “love” factor in a marriage. But, in the end, “it also is fundamentally an economic transaction,” says Lichter.
Of course. Women bring their bodies, and men bring their money. At least there’s some honesty in this article.