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Chris Joseph August 28, AM. Get the latest updates in news, food, music and culture, and receive special offers direct to your inbox. Support Us South Florida's independent source of local news and culture. Dating in Fort Lauderdale is hard. Even with eHarmony, Tinder, Match.
So what gives? Why can't we get together? Well, according to some new data, it's because Fort Lauderdale women are smart and Fort Lauderdale men are dumb.
According to a new book by a former senior writer for Fortune and MoneyJon Birger, women are getting their college degrees nationally at a greater clip than men are. Birger's book, Date- onomics : How Dating Became a Lopsided s Gameis like the Moneyball of dating — with stats, demographics, game theory, and other nerdy -crunching formulas.
One of the theories in the book: Dating has been such a nightmare in this country because there are a lot more smart women than there are smart men.
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When Birger examined cities where college-educated women outed college-educated men, Fort Lauderdale landed at the top of the list. The Washington Post looked deeper into the s and found some staggering men reading this: Staggering means shocking.
Nationally, four women in their 20s have a college degree for every three men. Fort Lauderdale was by far the city with the most lopsided ratio. Here, for people between the ages of 22 and 29, there are a whopping college-educated women for every college-educated men. Those odds — almost two educated women for every educated guy — led the Post to rank it the best U.
Obviously, this ratio is depressing as hell for smart women trying to find an equally educated mate.
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Tampa also made the top ten, with college-educated women for every man. Looking at the reverse, the only Florida city that gave women hope is Orlando, where there are 86 college-educated men for every college-educated women.
Not even one dude to go around for each lady! There are only two cities in the country where more men than women hold college degrees: San Jose and San Francisco. Here's the Post 's graphic: Birger says that women have been going to college and getting their degrees at a higher rate than men, nationally, since the s.
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This ever-widening gap has led to a dating mismatch for young people looking for love. And this is more than just a case of women wanting to find a mate they can watch Jeopardy! This is about what most people want — to date someone they have things in common with. This, the book says, affects things like dating long-term, marriage, campus culture, fidelity, and even credit card debt. Back then, there was this mindset that young women went to college not to prepare for careers but to get their 'MRS. If you want to find a man to date, you're either going to have to move, date a moron, or build yourself a time machine.
Which is totally plausible, because you're smart and we men ain't so much. Sorry, ladies. Since we started New Times Broward-Palm Beachit has been defined as the free, independent voice of South Florida, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.
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