Comments on: Why it’s easier for affluent women to find Mr. Right http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2014/12/22/why-its-easier-for-affluent-women-to-find-mr-right/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: vlarson http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2014/12/22/why-its-easier-for-affluent-women-to-find-mr-right/#comment-108586 Tue, 30 Dec 2014 16:53:37 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=36677#comment-108586 “So what does all this mean for society? Surely, not everyone should be married. But stable long-term relationships provide many benefits to partners and children.” No, but healthy and stable relationships can provide benefits to partners and children. But so can wealthy, healthy and stable single parents. Higher minimum wages, stronger unions, and changing the tax code alone will not do it; valuing caretaking and offering support for all caretakers (not everyone has or wants kids, but many of us care for aging and ill parents or spouses) would help a lot.

“an excess of frustrated young men unable to find spouses and start families can only be a recipe for social unrest.” Not so sure about that, but I’m positive “an excess of frustrated young men” unable to find decent-paying jobs and opportunities might indeed lead to social unrest. So more affordable education and apprenticeships would help, too. Marriage isn’t necessarily the answer.

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By: Candide2 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2014/12/22/why-its-easier-for-affluent-women-to-find-mr-right/#comment-108242 Sun, 28 Dec 2014 14:38:16 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=36677#comment-108242 No surprise here! Women almost never marry “down.” So why should a wealthy, over-achiever marry a solid man who earns less?

Plus, this paradigm always existed in the gay male world. The only exception were men who were insecure and needed to play the role of Daddy to a younger man. However, a gay man of financial means, in my experience, looks for similar men. Men, gay or not, have been raised to pay their own way. A gay man is rarely a househusband. Now that marriage equality is the rule rather than the exception, a study on how this new legal environment has had an impact on gay coupling would be interesting.

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By: norcalguy101 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2014/12/22/why-its-easier-for-affluent-women-to-find-mr-right/#comment-108157 Sat, 27 Dec 2014 22:18:58 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=36677#comment-108157 Warm, sensitive, athletic, professional man seeks the company of an intellectually attractive woman. Loves sunsets, puppies, cuddling, and long walks on the beach at sunset sipping a dry red.

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By: NBE http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2014/12/22/why-its-easier-for-affluent-women-to-find-mr-right/#comment-107983 Fri, 26 Dec 2014 19:31:21 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=36677#comment-107983 It is easier to do anything if you have affluence on your side.

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By: QuietThinker http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2014/12/22/why-its-easier-for-affluent-women-to-find-mr-right/#comment-107902 Thu, 25 Dec 2014 22:43:49 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=36677#comment-107902 Perhaps it is not so much income disparity that is the problem here as education disparity. I think that similar education is more important in compatibility than income. Of course, disparity in education is rather highly linked to disparity in income. Moreover, with budget cutters always attacking funding for public education first, the problems cited by the author will continue to increase.

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By: euro-yank http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2014/12/22/why-its-easier-for-affluent-women-to-find-mr-right/#comment-107770 Thu, 25 Dec 2014 08:29:10 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=36677#comment-107770 Does anyone proofread these articles? What is this supposed to mean?

“But the best way to ensure that women few marriage as a risk worth taking is to confront the high rate of inequality.”

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By: brotherkenny4 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2014/12/22/why-its-easier-for-affluent-women-to-find-mr-right/#comment-107671 Wed, 24 Dec 2014 17:46:51 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=36677#comment-107671 Why would we want poor or lower middle class people to have children? Are we in need of people so desperate for money that we can make them slaves? I grew up poor and did not have children. I am no longer poor. Our whole society seems to depend on the forced labor of poor people. All I saw then and all I see now is the cruelty of the endowed class. What internal flaw or unfulfilled desire makes people such selfish and greedy creeps?

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By: erikrw http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2014/12/22/why-its-easier-for-affluent-women-to-find-mr-right/#comment-107656 Wed, 24 Dec 2014 16:35:35 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=36677#comment-107656 Major spin going on here. “Women in such skewed mating pools have babies out of wedlock because” they think that they can force the guy into getting married. It might be hard for an affluent female writer to believe, because she has plenty of options, but there are women out there who see a child as nothing but a means to an end.

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By: Tarheel72 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2014/12/22/why-its-easier-for-affluent-women-to-find-mr-right/#comment-107646 Wed, 24 Dec 2014 15:29:38 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=36677#comment-107646 This is a joke, right? Maybe you should write a story on something less obvious, like Race Car Drivers Prefer Faster Cars, or More Rainy Days Per Year in Seattle Than in Death Valley?

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By: KhalidMunir http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2014/12/22/why-its-easier-for-affluent-women-to-find-mr-right/#comment-107574 Wed, 24 Dec 2014 08:40:20 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=36677#comment-107574 I think there is something grossly wrong with the orientation of minds and also with the buildup of social and family structure. Now when there is a lot of interaction among peoples and cultures across oceans, why can’t we learn from one another. I don’t believe that many so called educated people are really educated enough to go into the deeper philosophies of life, of social and moral realities. This is one aspect of the problem. The second more horrible aspect is the hatred created among nations and among religions by the vested interests. They have built up such a wide gap that every religion and culture views the other as a threat to their values and thus in fact strengthen those groups who protect their economic benefits. The contents of above articles clearly spells out the problems created by socio-economic structure. It is imperative that people start thinking out of the box and try to address the issue from its roots. The solution, I believe, lies in falling back to the origin and to those superior human values which once used to the pride of all humans. Even today they hold very high value and can bring back happiness, contentment and purer way of life to the society. Thank you for your time to complete my post.

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