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  • Millennials are still not getting married

    05/09/2017 11:20:14 AM PDT · by BJ1 · 219 replies
    Probably Overthinking It ^ | 10/14/2016 | Allen Downey
    Last year I presented a paper called "Will Millennials Ever Get Married?" at SciPy 2015. You can see video of the talk and download the paper here. I used data from the National Survey of Family Growth (NSFG) to estimate the age at first marriage for women in the U.S., broken down by decade of birth. I found evidence that women born in the 1980s and 90s were getting married later than previous cohorts, and I generated projections that suggest they are on track to stay unmarried at substantially higher rates. Yesterday the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) released...
  • Study: Young men don’t want to get married, new research says they should

    03/06/2017 6:37:26 PM PST · by BJ1 · 103 replies
    Fox13 Salt Lake, UT ^ | 02/07/2017 | Elizabeth Suggs,
    SALT LAKE CITY — New research debunking the “ball and chain” myth of marriage for men was released Tuesday. According to a research brief published by the Institute of Family Studies, the idea that marriage creates more unhappiness than happiness for men just isn’t true. Nicholas H. Wolfinger, a researcher at the University of Utah, and W. Bradford Wilcox, a researcher at the University of Virginia, say that more education is needed in order to ensure that people understand marriage and the truth behind it. “Contrary to the notion that marriage is detrimental to men, it turns out that the...
  • Match: Half of Millennials View Sex As a Way To Test For a 'Connection'

    02/09/2017 7:15:37 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 26 replies
    MRC TV ^ | February 9, 2017 | Brittany M. Hughes
    Match.com just released their annual “Singles in America” survey, offering a chilling insight into the Millennial Generation -- those born between the early '80s and 2000 -- and what this demographic thinks about love, sex and relationships. It’s no secret that Millennials have a much looser – pun intended – view of sex and commitment than prior generations, following a change in social norms that now seem to place higher value on things like “strong, independent women” than on committed long-term relationships or the notion of waiting until marriage to become intimate. But Match’s study of 5,500 random Millennials pulls back...
  • Woman Stabs Craigslist Date, Attempts to Eat His Heart in Murder Attempt

    02/03/2017 3:50:15 PM PST · by Morgana · 48 replies
    BREITBART ^ | Feb 1, 2017 | Katherine Rodriguez
    A woman is accused of trying to murder her Craigslist date after she set up a date at a Washington hotel with the intent of eating his heart. The 24-year-old met her alleged victim at a Rodeo Inn motel room in Lynwood before she stabbed him in the chest, WJW reported. Police said she repeatedly asked if the man, 29, was a murderer before she took out her own pocket knife.
  • Millennials are killing the dinner date

    12/29/2016 11:31:21 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 145 replies
    In recent years, somewhere between endless Tinder swipes and countless OkCupid matches, the dinner date has fallen by the wayside. As online dating surges in popularity, few millennials have the time, money, or desire to sit with a stranger over a long meal. Only 7 in 10,000 messages in a recent OkCupid IAC survey suggested “grabbing some dinner” and a somewhat less scientific survey this reporter conducted of several dozen actively dating 20-somethings found that dinner has become a highly taboo first date. Last month, Moody’s Investors Service slashed its operating-profit growth forecast for the restaurant sector. (This appears to...
  • When I Tell Men I Would Never Get an Abortion, Their Reaction Is Infuriating

    11/18/2016 5:32:22 PM PST · by grundle · 58 replies
    xoJane via yahoo.com ^ | November 18, 2016 | Tiffanie Drayton
    Men who want to have sex with women who aren't interested in taking pills or getting abortions need to strap it up, wrap it up, or get a vasectomy. When I was 24, I decided against using hormonal birth control or getting an abortion unless absolutely medically necessary. At that time, I was dating and having sex with a man for about six months. We always used condoms, but that did not completely eliminate the possibility that I could become pregnant if we slipped up. So, I figured I was obligated to tell him about the choices I'd made. “If...
  • Tinder Now Offers 37 Genders Claiming ‘Gender Is a Complex Conversation’

    11/17/2016 8:32:06 PM PST · by kevcol · 41 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | November 17, 2016 | Elizabeth Harrington
    The dating app Tinder now offers its users the choice of 37 different genders, as its founder claims that gender is a “complex conversation.” The lengthy list includes “Pangender,” which “can (or not)” be infinite. “We want to make sure everyone has the ability to meet someone new that can have a profound impact on their lives,” said Tinder CEO Sean Rad.
  • Life in prison for man who killed woman he met on phone app

    08/12/2016 8:40:59 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 7 replies
    ST. GEORGE, SC; A Hanahan man will spend life in prison for the slaying of a woman he met through a smartphone app. News outlets report a judge sentenced Edward Bonilla Thursday after a jury convicted him of murdering Ashley Nicole Pegram. Authorities said Bonilla met Pegram through the Kik app and took her a date in April 2015, when she disappeared.
  • ChristianMingle Opens Doors to Gay Singles Under Settlement

    07/01/2016 10:53:00 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 58 replies
    WSJ ^ | June 30, 2016 | Jacob Gershman, Sara Randazzo
    The owner of online dating site ChristianMingle.com has agreed to let gay and lesbian users search for same-sex matches under a judge-approved settlement of discrimination claims. Two gay men filed class-actions claims against Spark Networks Inc. in California courts in 2013 alleging that ChristianMingle.com and several other sites in the company’s portfolio of niche dating services excluded users looking to meet singles of the same sex. ChristianMingle, billed as the largest online community for Christian singles, required new users to specify whether they’re a man seeking a woman or a woman seeking a man. The lead plaintiffs, two gay men...
  • China: Taiwan's female leader 'extreme' because she's single

    05/25/2016 9:12:34 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 10 replies
    new president is "extreme" in her politics because she's an unmarried woman lacking the emotional balance provided by romantic and family life, a member of China's body for relations with the self-governing island wrote in a newspaper opinion piece. In Beijing's harshest attack on Tsai Ing-wen since her inauguration last week, the new president was denounced as a flawed human being and strident advocate of Taiwan's formal independence from China, something Beijing says it will use military force to prevent. Tsai, Taiwan's first female president, has been criticized by Beijing for refusing to explicitly endorse the "one-China principle" that defines...
  • Be a Man. Get Married.

    05/10/2016 10:47:16 AM PDT · by fishtank · 103 replies
    Prager U ^ | May 9, 2016 | Brad Wilcox
    Be a Man. Get Married. Published on May 9, 2016 Is bachelor life really the good life? Playing the field, traveling the world, and focusing on career sounds better than tying the knot. But is it possible that married men have more sex and make more money than their single counterparts? Brad Wilcox, sociologist at the University of Virginia, explains.
  • Dating site pairs Canadians with Americans fleeing Trump

    05/10/2016 8:33:34 AM PDT · by mac_truck · 44 replies
    Globe & Mail ^ | 5/10/2016 | Adina Bresge
    A new dating website is offering to pair Americans with Canadian singles to save them from a Donald Trump presidency. MapleMatch.com promises love and a U.S. escape plan if Trump becomes commander-in-chief. The website promises to “make dating great again,” parodying the presumptive Republican presidential nominee’s slogan. “It’s easy to say, ‘This is just about Americans trying to find a way to get residency in Canada,” CEO Joe Goldman said in an interview. “I think ... many Americans may be frustrated by the community that they’re in or the dating pool they’ve had access to. “Why not seek something different?...
  • I tried 'Bernie Singles,' the new dating site for Bernie Sanders supporters

    02/25/2016 10:54:35 AM PST · by FatherofFive · 73 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Feb. 22, 2016 | Leanna Garfield, Tech Insider
    There are dating sites for everyone these days — there's Christian Mingle, Senior People Meet, Fitness Singles, JDate, Millionaire Match, and even a site exclusively for white people. Now there's Bernie Singles, a new hyper-specific dating site for Bernie Sanders supporters. Since it launched Thursday, the site has racked up more than 4,930 members in search of Democratic Socialist baes.
  • 14 Red Flags to Look Out for in a Relationship (for guys)

    01/26/2016 12:32:10 PM PST · by virgil283 · 182 replies
    Artofmanliness ^ | 1,31,2013 | Brett & Kate McKay
    "You have probably had a friend who started dating a woman that really made you scratch your head. She was flaky, possessive, and high-drama. Everyone could see that the gal was toxic and really bringing your buddy down…everyone, that is, except your buddy......" Short video also..
  • OkCupid Adds a Feature for the Polyamorous

    01/08/2016 9:46:08 AM PST · by C19fan · 30 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | January 8, 2015 | Olga Khazan
    Online dating behemoth OkCupid is adding a feature tailor-made for polyamorous people. The new setting, which became available for some beta users in December, allows users who are listed as “seeing someone,” “married,” or “in an open relationship” on the platform to link their profiles and search for other people to join their relationship. It will be rolled out to all users on Friday. A screenshot of the new feature obtained by The Atlantic shows a stock photo of a sample user listed as “in an open relationship” with another, whose profile is linked below his.
  • ‘Married At First Sight’ Explains Why Americans Can’t Commit

    01/05/2016 7:42:18 AM PST · by C19fan · 36 replies
    The Federalist ^ | January 5, 2015 | Melissa Langsam Braunstein
    Finding love is hard. Making love deepen and last is even harder. If reality TV is any indication, love has gone off the rails in America. Contrary to so much of what women read about modern romance, the men on FYI’s reality show “Married at First Sight” are eager to commit. It’s the women who are either ambivalent or outright negative. They say they want love and marriage, but it’s not clear they are all relationship-ready. And I suspect feminism is part of the problem.
  • Angry single men stage anti-Christmas rally in Tokyo

    12/19/2015 2:15:25 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 33 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | December 19, 2015
    Tokyo (AFP) - Anti-Christmas protesters calling themselves "Losers with Women" marched through Tokyo's streets Saturday, bashing the upcoming holiday as a capitalist ploy that also discriminates against singletons. The group of about 20 -- part of the Communist-inspired group that routinely protests Western holidays -- marched under angry banners that read "Smash Christmas!" in Tokyo's Shibuya district, where couples and families strolled for holiday shopping. The scrooges -- mostly single men -- said they were against capitalism and were opposed to the commercialisation of Christmas. "In this world, money is extracted from people in love, and happy people support capitalism,"...
  • Sorry gentleman, but size DOES matter: Short men 'have fewer sexual partners than their taller [tr]

    09/30/2015 11:32:26 AM PDT · by C19fan · 57 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 30, 2015 | Madlen Davies
    They say size doesn't matter. But when it comes to getting the girls, it seems short men really do miss out. Men who are petite of stature have fewer sexual partners than taller men, a study has found. Researchers looked at how people's height and weight affected how many sexual partners they had. While short men had the least number of sexual partners, the researchers were surprised to find that tall men did not always have the best sex lives.
  • Here's the Real Reason Why So Many Women are Single

    09/21/2015 6:14:44 AM PDT · by BJ1 · 202 replies
    Mic ^ | 09/16/2015 | Kate Hakala
    "I know lots of single men," Cara, 26, a resident of Brooklyn, New York, told Mic. "It's just... most are of little or no interest to me as anything other than a hookup." Tired of old ways: The somewhat revolutionary notion that women are actually deciding not to marry is something that wouldn't be possible if the value of marriage itself hadn't changed drastically over the years. "When women's life choices were highly constrained, they had little negotiating power," Pepper Schwartz, a sociology professor at the University of Washington, wrote for CNN. "They had to marry or were seen as...
  • Sorry, ladies, there really is a man shortage (War on Men?)

    08/26/2015 8:29:00 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 54 replies
    It’s not your fault. It’s the ratio. To all the young, college-educated women out there who feel like Donald Trump will probably become president before they find a decent, eligible man, take comfort. According to author Jon Birger, you’re not imagining things. In “Date-onomics: How Dating Became a Lopsided Numbers Game,” out today, Birger, a former writer for Fortune and Money magazines, crunched demographic, census and other data to show that it really is historically rough out there for the ladies.