This shortage of men with a college degree is reflected in the world of onlinedating.Even though there are more men on onlinedatingsites, landing a man with a proper education can be hard still.
Author Jon Birger recently launched a book that deals with this phenomenon in detail.
In Date-onomics: How Dating Became a Lopsided Numbers Game he presents demographics related theories on why people marry less than before.
Orthopaedic nurse Sven Oudshoorn flats in Addington, where there are about 124 single men for every 100 single women. He says he finds the dating scene in Christchurch difficult, due to a "limited social area".
It is made even harder for him by shift-work – with an ever-changing roster and long hours."I'm always looking, but not actively.
Suppose you have two friends, Angela and Ben, who have split up after being together for 10 months. Ben works hard in the gym to regain his mojo and turns his attention to his hobbies he once enjoyed solo.