Wasn't hard for me, I've been married to her for a long time now.
Could it be the fascist marriage laws? Naw...
Eeesh... Sounds like a buncha whiny women from Oprah. No wonder they're not married.
More likely: I'm selfish and unwilling to compromise even on minor things.
I've been in love with the same wonderful woman for almost 27 years now. And if my wife ever finds out, she'll kill me.
Okay, I think it's from Henny Youngman.
They should go to San Francisco to find women. The ratios are more favorable for them because of all the homosexuals.
Cough, cough, cough. Homos. Cough, cough, cough.
If I remember right from my years growing up in Florida, central Fla is not the place to pick up young single women - unless you want single retirees, widows, etc. South Florida (east coast) would be little better. If you want to meet young single women get away from the retirement hotspots!
Why buy a cow when the milk is sour?
My theory is that we have created a mythology about ideal love. Many people have bought into it. If they dont find that ideal, they wont marry.
Must admit the statistics confused me (lies, damn lies and statistics!), but divorced and widowed women would be available, not just "never married". Of course you must pare the list down if you don't want step children, but by middle age the kids are on their way out of the nest anyway.
And I agree with the posters about Central FL. Give me Palm Beach county anytime, Delray, Boynton Beach, West Palm...
Compound that with the cantankerous nature of modern, "liberated" women and you really can't blame men for being on the reluctant side where marriage is concerned.
I'd like to see a count of men and women who are married and are actually happy with the person they chose. I am meeting more women who are unhappy with the men they married but don't want a divorce because they are afraid of being alone now that they are in their fifties.
Let's all thank the feminists (and to a lesser extent, the homos) for this scenario. But try to get a feminist to admit the truth of the situation? Good luck!
Interestingly enough, there are a few people in my office not married and we got into a discussion about why and some say that they don't want to go to any more funerals than they have too. They said that I might have to go to my wife's funeral and even worse go to one of my three kids funerals. They said that they would not want to feel that kind of pain. I thought yieks. I pray I go first...so selfish of me, but isn't that interesting that people feel that way. No wonder people are not marrying to afraid of losing people.
I dunno, meeting women isn't hard.. meeting a woman to marry is probably a bit tougher, but frankly if one isn't looking to get married (which it sounds like most of these guys aren't or weren't) one is very likely not to ever be.
Yes, "modern" american women, a lot of em can be superficial and frankly basket cases when it comes to expectations in a long term relationship... but not all.
I meet women all the time, I am happily married, so I'm not looking for a wife, but I'd say about 50% of those I spend any time with that I have met would certainly be on the "possible" list if I was looking.. the other 50% are either too self absorbed, to superficial, to selfish, or have personality or world views that I know from experience would clash to hard with my own to be successful, or while nice gals, have unrealistic expectations from relationships, or are still in their flighty stage, not going to settle down... or never will.... and yes, some just don't understand men at all... and expect men to be women... and that just ain't gonna happen.
I know that honestly, if I found myself trapped in midtown manhattan and had to find a bride, I'd probably be going after the first or second generation immigrants... they still have some sense about them when it comes to the relationship between men and women... and not fully corrupted by consumerism and greed... and frankly haven't been with everyone and their brother during the "wild days" and now want to settle down.