Professional dating blue collar
According to the headline, more women should consider “dating down,” a process whereby college educated women explore romantic possibilities with men from a “lower educational or social class.” The article itself includes several profiles of happy couples, each consisting of a man who didn’t graduate from college and a woman who did, and concludes that certain men who didn’t get a college degree just might be a viable option for white-collared women who did. Imagine for a moment, if The Post had attached the same headline to an article that suggested single women looking for love could improve their odds by dating men of a different race. Imagine if the article included interviews with interracial couples wherein white women found happiness with black men.
This “academic inequality” has lead to something called a “man drought,” and now, thousands of college educated women are struggling to find a “suitable mate.” The solution? Which is to say, they seek potential husbands who have degrees that are more generally esteemed than those earned in a year or two.This problem threatens to grow worse as highly skilled Baby Boomers continue to retire at rapid rates — 10,000 a day, by one estimate — while they are not succeeded by enough younger people who are sufficiently trained. , for which I interviewed about 80 diverse (albeit not scientifically selected) men and women.Financial facts of life such as these lead to socioeconomically mixed marriages and will continue doing so. A construction executive told me: I think it depends on whether she perceives he’s going to be able to make some dough.And if she thinks he can make some good money in this business, I don’t think [their different education histories] are going to matter.