Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Competing With Peers

I just saw a Bob Herbert article about unemployment rates:

Only 65 of every 100 men aged 20 through 24 years old were working on any given day in the first six months of this year. In the age group 25 through 34 years old, traditionally a prime age range for getting married and starting a family, just 81 of 100 men were employed.

It really does amaze me how much of my competition in dating is really not putting up a fight. College graduation rates are rapidly approaching a 60:40 female to male ratio. A fifth of my age group is unemployed, stuck in endless education, in prison or has given up looking for work. It really does make sense why the girls I date never seem lacking in stories about how pathetic some of their ex boyfriends are.

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