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Cheap dates: How the ‘price’ of sex has dropped to record lows.
The Virginian ^ | 9/26/2011 | Moneyrunner

Posted on 09/26/2011 6:25:21 PM PDT by moneyrunner

In today’s lousy economy, men can take comfort in knowing that there is one sought-after good that is becoming steadily more affordable: sex.

Regnerus likens the price of sex to the housing market. Too many foreclosures in one community, and the price of neighboring homes start to plummet. This is why single women in New York sometimes feel as though sex on the first date is a given: According to the market, it is.

“Every sex act is part of a ‘pricing’ of sex for subsequent relationships,” Regnerus said. “If sex has been very easy to get for a particular young man for many years and over the course of multiple relationships, what would eventually prompt him to pay a lot for it in the future -- that is, committing to marry?”

Did you answer, “Love”? You’re adorable.

“Sexual strategies for making men ‘fall in love’ typically backfire, because men don’t often work like that,” Regnerus says.


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; Society
KEYWORDS: sex

1 posted on 09/26/2011 6:25:32 PM PDT by moneyrunner
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To: moneyrunner
seems men have gotten everything they ever wanted..cheap females with no reguards to morals or virture.....

congratulations men.....now live in your world.....

2 posted on 09/26/2011 6:29:25 PM PDT by cherry
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To: moneyrunner

This article reminds me of something that’s been on my mind. When I was growing up (70’s & 80’s) streetwalking prostitutes were something seen only in the big cities.

Now? In my hometown (pop 12,000) there are a half dozen young females renting out their body parts, and they walk the streets within blocks of the police department.

It certainly says something about the women doing this but it also I think says something about just how bad this economy has gotten under Obama.


3 posted on 09/26/2011 6:31:34 PM PDT by Grunthor (Rick Perry; Bush, only without the staggering intellect and conservative comittment)
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To: cherry

Pardon me? this MAN wants nothing to do with this.

The story sounds more like Man Child to me. Al Gore would approve.


4 posted on 09/26/2011 6:31:53 PM PDT by cableguymn
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To: moneyrunner

Baloney. Women, if you want a ring, hold out. If he moves on, you are better off without him.


5 posted on 09/26/2011 6:32:16 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Fight for Liberty)
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To: moneyrunner

Now that is Change We Can Believe In!


6 posted on 09/26/2011 6:32:54 PM PDT by Patrick1 ("The problem with Internet quotations is that many are not genuine." - Abraham Lincoln)
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To: moneyrunner

7 posted on 09/26/2011 6:33:26 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: moneyrunner

“If sex has been very easy to get for a particular young man for many years and over the course of multiple relationships, what would eventually prompt him to pay a lot for it in the future — that is, committing to marry?”

Getting married to have sex is like buying a 747 to get free peanuts. If all you want is free peanuts, there is a lot more cost efficient ways of getting them.

- Jeff Foxworthy


8 posted on 09/26/2011 6:33:32 PM PDT by Grunthor (Rick Perry; Bush, only without the staggering intellect and conservative comittment)
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To: cherry

Jude 1:7: Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.

Jude 1:20,21: But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost, Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.

Need to do much better here.


9 posted on 09/26/2011 6:35:41 PM PDT by daniel1212 (Our sinful deeds condemn us, but Christ's death and resurrection gains salvation. Repent +Believe)
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To: moneyrunner

Our society tells girls to be sluts and give it away from as early an age as possible. Why should this be a surprise?


10 posted on 09/26/2011 6:36:04 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: moneyrunner
Perhaps feminism hasn't really been very good for women.

Or for men.

11 posted on 09/26/2011 6:37:44 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (The USSR spent itself into bankruptcy and collapsed -- and aren't we on the same path now?)
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To: moneyrunner
Cheap dates: How the ‘price’ of sex has dropped to record lows.

But wait....there's more!
We'll even throw in a set of Ginsu knives!


12 posted on 09/26/2011 6:38:39 PM PDT by libertarian27 (Agenda21: Dept. of Life, Dept. of Liberty and the Dept. of Happiness)
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To: cherry
Speak for yourself. This man finds it disgusting.

Why would these women be so eager to turn themselves in "second-hand goods?"

13 posted on 09/26/2011 6:40:45 PM PDT by Celtic Cross (The brain is the weapon; everything else is just accessories. --FReeper Joe Brower)
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To: moneyrunner
This is why single women in New York sometimes feel as though sex on the first date is a given:

You've come a long way baby. Those repressive white males of the 1950's would have still had you up on that ivory tower, but you've shown them!

"Women's liberation" may eventually win the prize for the most Orwellian term ever accepted by the masses.

14 posted on 09/26/2011 6:41:31 PM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: cherry

“seems men have gotten everything they ever wanted..cheap females with no reguards to morals or virture.....
congratulations men.....now live in your world.....”

Well, that is the traditional feminist, man-hating line. Hey, it’s not the men that started it all with bra-burning. It’s the women that wanted sexual equality, sexual freedom, unlimited and free access to before and after birth control, and on and on.


15 posted on 09/26/2011 6:42:03 PM PDT by expat1000
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To: moneyrunner
So, what can women do to return the balance of sexual power in their favor? Stop putting out, experts say. If women collectively decided to cross their legs, the price of sex would soar and women would regain control of the market.

The modern world needs Lysistrata to put things in order...

16 posted on 09/26/2011 6:42:52 PM PDT by GOPJ (Muslims will want to go to the moon when the Jews set up Israel there. - Dennis Miller)
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To: moneyrunner
Bill Clinton approves . . .

Bill Clinton Pictures, Images and Photos
17 posted on 09/26/2011 6:45:09 PM PDT by Mr. Jazzy (For God and country - Geronimo, Geronimo, Geronimo!)
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To: moneyrunner
the ‘price’ of sex has dropped to record lows.

You get what you pay for.

18 posted on 09/26/2011 6:46:23 PM PDT by PGR88 (I'm so open-minded my brains fell out)
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To: GOPJ

I recall listening to Lysistrata featuring Hermione Gingold in the school library many years ago. I laughed so hard the librarian had to ask me to be quiet.


19 posted on 09/26/2011 6:46:58 PM PDT by mkmensinger
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To: Grunthor

Thank ‘Pretty Woman” which made whoring socially acceptable and “romantic” and “adventurous” for young ladies


20 posted on 09/26/2011 6:47:47 PM PDT by wetgundog (" Extremism in the Defense of Liberty is no Vice")
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To: moneyrunner

Why buy the cow when you can get the milk for free?


21 posted on 09/26/2011 6:48:20 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: ClearCase_guy
Perhaps feminism hasn't really been very good for women.

I think Dr. Laura said it - Women's lib hasn't freed women. Its freed men from their responsibilities to women.

22 posted on 09/26/2011 6:49:45 PM PDT by PGR88 (I'm so open-minded my brains fell out)
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To: moneyrunner

Probably lots of nice looking gals out there that took lots of classes for a worthless degree that have lots of student loan debt to pay off. It’s a ‘sugar daddy’s’ market......


23 posted on 09/26/2011 6:51:21 PM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: moneyrunner

Lies! Lies!


24 posted on 09/26/2011 6:55:58 PM PDT by RichInOC (Palin 2012: The Perfect Storm.)
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To: moneyrunner

Women’s liberation was invented by a man.

Pray for America


25 posted on 09/26/2011 6:56:12 PM PDT by bray (Sarah is hated by the establishment of both Parties. Winner!)
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To: moneyrunner

I don’t understand the continuing stigma against prostitutes when girls/women are giving it out for free by the boatloads.

Prostitutes at least are smart enough to get $$$ for it.


26 posted on 09/26/2011 6:57:07 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: KoRn

Probably a lot less men with money too. The demographic trend is women making more than men. Now they have to consider guys who make less money than they do.


27 posted on 09/26/2011 6:58:24 PM PDT by Hugin ("A man'll usually tell you his bad intentions if you listen and let yourself hear it"--- Open Range)
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To: PGR88

Dr. Laura was right. Including on my point that prostitutes are smarter than “normal” women these days.


28 posted on 09/26/2011 7:04:42 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: wetgundog

Amen! The slut movement began in the early 1900’s and continued on, at least till Obama’s mama. Then “Hollywood, yes it’s Hollywood”, that legitimized the c rap which has also been embraced by the Degenecrat Party, NAGS etc. Methinks Joe McCarthy was right, example the Commie hunt in Hollywood.


29 posted on 09/26/2011 7:08:34 PM PDT by Tuketu (Socialize the Legal System. Then we are all equal before the law.)
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To: Revolting cat!

Bologna is the most reliably pro-communist city in Italy.


30 posted on 09/26/2011 7:15:28 PM PDT by Castlebar
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To: moneyrunner
“Sexual strategies for making men ‘fall in love’ typically backfire, because men don’t often work like that,

I'd say that falls under "It depends", depending whether such a thing might happen. The route to the heart is not necessarily through the stomach as I recall the old adage went.........

31 posted on 09/26/2011 7:20:36 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: moneyrunner
“Sexual strategies for making men ‘fall in love’ typically backfire, because men don’t often work like that,” Regnerus says.

The hypocrisy in this statement is stunning. Who here, exactly, is the implied party using "sexual strategies for making men ‘fall in love’" that is "backfiring"?

Women.

Yet - "men don’t often work like that,” Regnerus says.

LOL - MEN don't? Seems to me that using a "sexual strategy to make a man fall in love" isn't exactly... how to put it... LOVING, on the part of the WOMEN, now is it?

Jesus put up with a lot. The only time he let himself lose it and get violent was over hypocrisy.

It's a lesson worth contemplating.

32 posted on 09/26/2011 7:34:08 PM PDT by Talisker (History will show the Illuminati won the ultimate Darwin Award.)
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To: libertarian27

Lorena Bobbett?


33 posted on 09/26/2011 7:48:52 PM PDT by reg45 (I'm not angry that Lincoln freed the slaves. I'm angry that Franklin Roosevelt bought them back.)
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To: moneyrunner
Oh, that's not true. Women tell me "I wouldn't sleep with you for a million dollars!" all the time.


Wait a minute. That didn't sound right. Don't hit the Post button. DON'T HIT THE POST BUT

34 posted on 09/26/2011 7:53:50 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: PGR88
yup, STD's have been free forever... but some still insist on paying for it
35 posted on 09/26/2011 8:06:25 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Grunthor

***Getting married to have sex is like buying a 747 to get free peanuts. If all you want is free peanuts, there is a lot more cost efficient ways of getting them.***

I firmly believe that if a young man is ready and willing to get married, he’ll find someone pronto.

If he’s not, there is nothing in this world that will force, cajole or otherwise persuade him.

I do wish that men wouldn’t play with women’s hearts the way they do. Surely they can see that most women *are* looking for a real relationship?


36 posted on 09/26/2011 8:17:14 PM PDT by Marie (Rock you like a Herman-CAIN!)
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To: GOPJ

My favorite story from world lit years ago!

All feminism has done is drive a wedge between the sexes, further broken down the modern family by robbing it of it’s caregiver, and blazed a path for the blurring of gender roles.


37 posted on 09/26/2011 8:26:47 PM PDT by nurseDani
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To: nurseDani
As a long time observer of the war between the sexes (thanks to Gloria Steinem, molly Yard, et. al.) I have found women in my age group were confused and bitter and hateful towards men because they were taught they were “oppressed”. And so this “oppressed” sex decided to get their revenge upon their oppressor and they did it by having lawyers and politicians grant them extraordinary “rights”.

Quite bluntly, I do not understand how it benefits a man to get married in such a hostile, poisoned atmosphere. Both parties have a 50-50 chance of getting things wrong. If this happens early on, then a no fault divorce makes sense.

However, if you have kids when the dung hits the fan blades and you are a guy, your life is effectively over. There will be custody fights, visitation fights, fights over child support, fights over alimony (in some cases), fights over community property and pension distribution, and false orders of protection (usually used vindictively by the wife against the husband).

Fortunately, I chose wisely (and married later in life when I was slightly more mature and centered). I watched, horrified as friends I'd known for years went through all the fighting and mutually inflicted pain of divorces. I also watched divorce attorneys get rich off other people's misery while they stoked the fires to milk their clients for even more money. It was despicable.

To the young studs out there I'd only offer two bits of advice:

1. No matter how “smokin’ hot!” she is, there's always some other guy whose putting up with her crap.
2. If it comes down to the “smokin’ hot” babe versus the Ferrari of your dreams; bottom line is the car's cheaper.

38 posted on 09/27/2011 5:11:04 AM PDT by MasterGunner01 (To err is human; to forgive is not our policy. -- SEAL Team SIX)
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To: Marie
I do wish that men wouldn’t play with women’s hearts the way they do. Surely they can see that most women *are* looking for a real relationship?

Maybe that's the way it was once. I don't know. But it is not that way any longer for the vast majority of women. Feminism has so poisoned the culture and the minds of women that they now no longer have any respect for themselves or for men, and any "relationship" they might be looking for would not be with a decent man. If you're really curious as to the true nature of things now, simply ask Freeper men how far they've gotten with women in the last 10 or 20 years by being the nice guy, the hard-working Joe Six-Pack. You'll be surprised.
39 posted on 09/27/2011 5:17:55 AM PDT by fr_freak
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To: MasterGunner01

Why by the cow when the milk is free?


40 posted on 09/27/2011 5:18:23 AM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: moneyrunner
“If sex has been very easy to get for a particular young man for many years and over the course of multiple relationships

Very few men fall into this category, maybe 10%. For the average looking guy, it can be a lonely world. Sex isn't always "easy" for them like women seem to think.

41 posted on 09/27/2011 5:22:36 AM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: central_va
The sex is free until Suzie Q. gets knocked-up. As the father, you have NO rights. As the expectant mom, Suzie can kill the kid or keep the kid. If she keeps it, she and her lawyers will bleed you financially for the next 20 years or so. This will be aided and abetted by court orders and DCFS (Dept of Children and Family Services). Notice I said nothing about getting married. If you were married, it would be worse.

You really don't know how expensive things can be until they are “free”.

42 posted on 09/27/2011 6:00:42 AM PDT by MasterGunner01 (To err is human; to forgive is not our policy. -- SEAL Team SIX)
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To: cherry
seems men have gotten everything they ever wanted..cheap females with no reguards to morals or virture..... congratulations men.....now live in your world.....

Save your congratulations for the feminists -- this is their doing.

It was women who demanded "sexual freedom". It was women who railed against "being judgmental" over a woman's sexual choices. It was women who demanded fast and easy divorce on demand. It was women to demanded that courts bend over backwards to favor women in matters of custody and child support.

Women tilted the playing field in favor of women so far, that marriage became less and less attractive to men. Marriage has higher costs for men these days, in terms of risk of being financially and emotionally raped in divorce court. Meanwhile, men can get women to sleep with them and live with them without marriage.

43 posted on 09/27/2011 6:12:55 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (When you've only heard lies your entire life, the truth sounds insane.)
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To: Grunthor
It certainly says something about the women doing this but it also I think says something about just how bad this economy has gotten under Obama.

No, it actually says something about crack and meth infiltrating even the tiniest towns.

44 posted on 09/27/2011 6:19:18 AM PDT by Lazamataz
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To: Celtic Cross
Why would these women be so eager to turn themselves in "second-hand goods?"

Many women spend their twenties chasing after "Prince Charming", or the "bad boy" Alpha Male. One big problem: the Alpha Males represent a small percentage of the available pool of men, so they have multiple women chasing after them. This gives them the option of moving on when a woman loses her eagerness to please and starts demanding commitment.

Then, in their thirties, women start looking at the second-tier men that they scorned in their younger days, looking for secure marriage material. But why would these men be enthused at the prospect of marrying a woman who had spent the prior ten or more years being the sperm receptacle for a legion of bad boys? Is she going to transform into a faithful wife, or is she going to use him for security, and cheat with passing Prince Charmings on the side?

45 posted on 09/27/2011 6:23:12 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (When you've only heard lies your entire life, the truth sounds insane.)
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To: Marie

I am not “young” but when I decided that it was time again to try this marriage thing, was about three years ago.

I used online personals. The first line said “I am looking for the last wife that I am ever going to have.”

It took a week but I found a nice Christian gal. Single mom. We married the following (last) year, bought a home this year and are expecting our son in January. Everything is coming together.

I do not miss single life either sexually or in any other way.


46 posted on 09/27/2011 6:52:22 AM PDT by Grunthor (Rick Perry; Bush, only without the staggering intellect and conservative comittment)
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To: Lazamataz

That too. Three of ‘em were walking together out on the main street a while back, I pointed them out to my step-daughter and said “Look, a full set of teeth. Almost.”

She didn’t get it.


47 posted on 09/27/2011 6:54:04 AM PDT by Grunthor (Rick Perry; Bush, only without the staggering intellect and conservative comittment)
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To: nurseDani
All feminism has done is drive a wedge between the sexes, further broken down the modern family by robbing it of it’s caregiver, and blazed a path for the blurring of gender roles.

You're right - and may I add - to the detriment of all...

48 posted on 09/27/2011 7:59:37 AM PDT by GOPJ (Muslims will want to go to the moon when the Jews set up Israel there. - Dennis Miller)
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To: GeronL

SlutWalk movement comes to Minnesota

http://www.twincities.com/ci_18976886?IADID=Search-www.twincities.com-www.twincities.com


49 posted on 09/28/2011 5:06:36 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB (See ya later, debt inflator ! Gone in 4 (2012))
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To: Grunthor
Grunthor,I have long admired your marriage story. (I remember previous posts telling a bit about it as it developed.)

You and the Missus are to be congratulated. A round on me in honor of Mr. & Mrs. G!

50 posted on 10/21/2011 11:18:27 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (L'Chaim!)
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