Slaving away in p.r., education, nursing, event planning or other female-dominant fields? “Stanford sociologist Michael Rosenfeld reports that 10 percent of Americans meet their future spouses at work,” Birger says.
Some careers to consider: mechanical engineering (93 percent male), computer network administration (83 percent) and financial advising (74 percent).
“Ultimatums work in business and politics,” Birger says.
“This notion that the only area of life you shouldn’t issue an ultimatum in is romance doesn’t make sense.” Researcher John Molloy interviewed 3,000 couples right after they got their marriage licenses and found that 60 percent of the women were prepared to walk away if their guy suddenly declared he wasn’t ready.
“Atheists and agnostics are also disproportionately male.
An atheist meet-up would be a really good place to meet men.” “For the women who wait [to settle down], the dating pool gets much, much worse,” Birger says. In the first round, fresh into the dating market, nearly every woman gets a chair.
When faced with an oversupply of women, guys are more likely to delay marriage and play the field. And as reported by numerous publications, dating is out with young people and hookup culture is in.
No need to wine and dine a potential mate when you can just swipe right.
The island is great for, say, watching a cheesy musical or spending 0 on a bottle of vodka. In Manhattan, the numbers are even more dire, with 38 percent more young female college grads than male.
And some universities are even less of a sausage fest. “What was interesting is that the men who met their wives in college were not the ones who attended colleges that were disproportionately female.
They attended colleges that were majority male.” Want to increase your chances of getting hitched?
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.
After noticing that his single gal pals were always complaining that “guys were ignoring them or were toying with them,” Birger decided to investigate.