This leaves our members free to focus their valuable down-time on the meaning that if you are currently single, you’re in good company!One reason for this could be that the demands of modern life don’t leave much time to look for love: with the typical US work week now at 47 hours or more, singles who want to get a toe on the professional ladder are finding their leisure time is at a premium.The theory Birger proposes in is that the modern dating climate works like a game of musical chairs.According to Birger, there is a 4-to-3 ratio of college-educated women to men in their twenties.
While there are 5.5 million college-educated women ages 22 to 29 in the United States, there are only The book raises some interesting questions about what we look for in a mate, as well as some alternative solutions for the marriage-minded among us.
"Strangers who have never met yet who share a class background often have more in common with each other than spouses with whom they share their life if they came from different classes," sociologist Jessi Streib, author of But thanks in large part to the Internet leveling the playing field, people have more opportunity to meet and hook up with those from different walks of life.
Take, for instance, Kim* and Zach, who met through Craigslist casual encounters.
That's because research shows that most of us just feel more comfortable dating people at similar educational and economic levels.
In fact, researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have through mutual friends or work, people are simply more likely to cross paths and hook up if they have shared interests and backgrounds, which often means they have shared economic backgrounds as well.