Skip to comments.Cheap dates: How the ‘price’ of sex has dropped to record lows.
Posted on 09/26/2011 6:25:21 PM PDT by moneyrunner
In todays 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? Youre adorable.
Sexual strategies for making men fall in love typically backfire, because men dont often work like that, Regnerus says.
congratulations men.....now live in your world.....
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.
Pardon me? this MAN wants nothing to do with this.
The story sounds more like Man Child to me. Al Gore would approve.
Baloney. Women, if you want a ring, hold out. If he moves on, you are better off without him.
Now that is Change We Can Believe In!
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
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.
Our society tells girls to be sluts and give it away from as early an age as possible. Why should this be a surprise?
Or for men.
But wait....there's more!
We'll even throw in a set of Ginsu knives!
Why would these women be so eager to turn themselves in "second-hand goods?"
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.
“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.
The modern world needs Lysistrata to put things in order...
You get what you pay for.
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.
Thank ‘Pretty Woman” which made whoring socially acceptable and “romantic” and “adventurous” for young ladies
Why buy the cow when you can get the milk for free?
I think Dr. Laura said it - Women's lib hasn't freed women. Its freed men from their responsibilities to women.
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......
Women’s liberation was invented by a man.
Pray for America
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.
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.
Dr. Laura was right. Including on my point that prostitutes are smarter than “normal” women these days.
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.
Bologna is the most reliably pro-communist city in Italy.
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.........
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"?
Yet - "men dont 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.
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***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?
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.
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.
Why by the cow when the milk is free?
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.
You really don't know how expensive things can be until they are “free”.
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.
No, it actually says something about crack and meth infiltrating even the tiniest towns.
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?
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.
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.
You're right - and may I add - to the detriment of all...
SlutWalk movement comes to Minnesota
You and the Missus are to be congratulated. A round on me in honor of Mr. & Mrs. G!
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