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February 26, 2010

'Dating Out' -- The Option Coming Soon to White Women

Dating Out is what black women call dating someone out of their race, as laid out in this Washington Post article. For black women looking to marry someone equally educated, that's an option that has to be considered. In urban areas such as Washington, there are three times as many college educated ...

February 23, 2010

I'm a Fan of Country Music ... Really

This commentary I wrote for USA Today about a new theme emerging in country songs -- that educated ladies can't resist country boys -- may suggest to some that I'm hostile to country music. Not at all. I know about these videos because CMT is what I watch when I'm on the elliptical. But there's s...

February 14, 2010

Another Turkey Baster Baby...

....born to a highly educated white woman ... that's my take-away from this Times profile of

February 13, 2010

The Atlantic Weighs in on Marriageable Mate

Thanks to reader Scott Steinbrecker for pointing out this Atlantic piece on the changing economic relationships between men and women. Once again, the focus is on the economy, rather than education gender gaps -- the factor I believe will propel this development into the future.

February 11, 2010

Controversy over The Times Campus Dating Story

Gawker serves as the vehicle for the complaints from some of the students quoted in the Times story about the dating dilemma on campuses where the female population reaches 60 percent. I blogged on that and linked my reporting on the situation, based on a visit to Virginia's James Madison University...

February 07, 2010

Finding Mr. Good Enough

The marriageable mate dilemma is likely to be the enduring impact of educational inequities. It's a simple math problem: 62 percent of those earning associate's degrees and 57 percent of those receiving bachelor's degrees are female. If women are looking for an equally educated mate, some are going ...

February 06, 2010

The Times Discovers the Gender-Skewed Campus Scene

When campuses approach 60 percent female, the dating scene gets out of kilter, and not in a healthy way. In this Styles piece, the Times puts a cute face on it. But as described in this Chronicle of Higher Education piece in 2008, written after visiting James Madison University, there's nothing ...

January 30, 2010

The Puberty Wars

Boys, responding to the ever-younger ages that girls enter puberty, have their plans to ramp up their masculinity, as described in this New York Times piece. A Colby College professor has written a book on the topic, Packaging Boyhood. If only the adolescent boys realized their true sexual defic...

January 27, 2010

Marriage Experts by the Dozen

The New York Times does a service by collecting short essays from the nation's top marriage experts on the "marriageable mate" dilemma: How are we adjusting to the shifting economic and education relationships between men and women? Pay special attention to the piece by Ralph Richard Banks, who rai...

January 25, 2010

Score: LAT 1; NYT, 0

Today's editorial in the L.A. Times examines the college gender gaps, concludes that admitting slightly less qualified males is justified and then moves on to the heart of the matter: Why is this happening? Theories and arguments abound. Some say that boys are more active and thus less able to sit ...

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