Lonely women for dating
Then, sometime in the late 1990s, society awakened to the fact that actually a lot of unmarried women were having a pretty great time and were in no rush to marry now or maybe ever.
This was a vast improvement over the old models, but it too quickly descended into caricature—the boozy party girl, the intellectual lightweight whose brainwork mostly revolved around dating rules and snaring those designer boots at 40% off.
In decades past, they were lonely spinsters, quietly languishing in their studio apartments.
Later, they became hollow careerists who paid too high a price for their ambition.
Sure it’s nice to have the freedom to make life decisions — should I move to Santa Fe for that job?
But she also attributed the growing ranks of unmarried women to a rather grim cause—the lack of marriage-worthy men—explaining that women’s educational and economic gains are creating a “new scarcity” of male peers.
When you figure out how to fix the leaky faucet in the upstairs bathroom.