Being single in your 30s isn't bad luck, it's a global phenomenon
More and more educated and ambitious women are finding themselves unable to find the mate that they want at the time they’re searching.
The kind of men they are searching for, ready to commit and to start a family, and with similar levels of education and ambition, are not available in the same numbers as are needed.
SIMILAR ARTICLES & IDEAS:
In the Middle Age, Christians did not need to marry inside of the church: whenever they came to the consent over the union, they could get married anywhere.
The difficult part was proving that the marriage had taken place though.
In the Middle Age, one only needed to have reached the age for puberty in order to be able to get married.
Furthermore, the parents' approval was not even necessary. However, rules like asking for your landlord's consent or marrying only persons from the same class were given a lot of importance.
Back in the Middle Age, the consent to get married could be either verbal or physical. Sexual intercourse counted as physical consent.
On the other hand, giving your word to marry somebody or offering a gift to that person, even without having a sexual relationship, would also lead to marriage.
Most Americans of this generation are now more free than the earlier generations. They are free and spoilt for choice to date, marry, divorce or have casual sexual encounters.
The price of this freedom, as it turns out, may be loneliness.
Mark Regnerus provides some insights into the modern dating scene:
Youngsters are now wary of a life-long relationship and consider it as an option.
Our culture claims that work is unavoidable and natural. The idea that the world can be freed from work, wholly or in part, has been suppressed for as long as capitalism has existed.
The work ideology is not natural nor very old.