Am I inferring correctly from the article that the article thinks women want it this way?
I'd like to know what percent of each sub-group want to be without spouse and what percent want to be with spouse? I'll bet there are significant percentages in both the Yes and No columns.
Group Want to be with a spouse
. . . . . . . Yes No
So one question to ask is why women who want to be with a spouse refuse to settle on a man who wants them and why women hold out for some idealized prince charming.
Another question is why some women do not want to be with a spouse. Do they really prefer the single life? Or have they given up on finding prince charming? Or what?
In both my IT and white collar contacts, and in my blue collar contacts, virtually every available woman wants to be with a spouse, but wants something different/better than the many available men she meets. The available men are typically boring hard workers, nerds, geeks, etc. The women are looking for someone who will both provide money and ENTERTAIN them, be romantic, etc. The hard working available men are not Hugh Grant, not even Fedex.
and the hard working available women are not going to be Jessica Simpsons ....
What I've noticed......
Women work. They marry a man that works. Everything is fine. Then, a child is born.
Now, the woman has two jobs, because she took the liberal bait that claims she's worthless without a "career."
That's why stay home moms have happy marriages. Both the husband and wife only have one job to worry about, and everything is fair.
LOL!! As the ex-FedEx guy, let me give you single guys a clue. Drop your "career". Go work for UPS or FedEx as a driver and you will meet lots of women! I was seriously married before I went to work for FedEx, so I didn't get the "results", but the opportunities? My, my my,.....hundreds........thousands.