My sister and I have penned a new column up at Counter Cultured responding to a Washingtonian article that solely blames men for our terrible dating culture. Below is an excerpt:
Washingtonian recently published an article on our abysmal dating culture, focusing on why it’s hard for women to date here in the Washington, D.C., area. What’s the cause of this frustration? We’re too educated for our own good and thus left with a male deficit, the article alleges.
The article cites findings from finance writer Jon Birger, author of Date-onomics: How Dating Became a Lopsided Numbers Game. She writes, “He started digging through Census data and discovered the problem was much bigger than his own experience. He says it’s a nationwide phenomenon. At birth, things are pretty straightforward: 1.05 boys are born in the US for every one girl. But when it comes to college-educated women between the ages of 22 and 29, the numbers shift considerably. In that case, there are four women for every three men.”
Birger says in order bridge the gap, more men should get college degrees.
While there is some considerable truth to the article, it boasts several major problems.
Continue reading up at Counter Cultured.