." Birger argues that this "shortage" can be attributed to one primary factor: a skewed ratio of educated women to educated men.
While there are 5.5 million college-educated women ages 22 to 29 in the United States, there are only .
In an article for the New York Post, world-renowned sex therapist Dr.
Ruth Westheimer states her belief that college is a time for young people to experiment and discover themselves, and living in the same dorm with a significant other can hinder this experience.
In fact, researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have through mutual friends or work, people are simply more likely to cross paths and hook up if they have shared interests and backgrounds, which often means they have shared economic backgrounds as well."These lopsided numbers might not matter if young, college-educated women become more willing to date — and, eventually, marry — across socioeconomic lines," Birger At face value, the suggestion that women date outside their class seems hopelessly old-fashioned, not to mention politically incorrect.After all, we're living in the 21st century, not in the highly stratified social world of , as of 2007, among college-educated adults, 71% of married men have a college-educated wife — a huge increase in the last 40 years.She lived in the same dorms as her boyfriend during their freshmen year, and while she does not regret her decision, she would not necessarily it.“Living in the same dorms seems like a good idea, but you can spend too much time together, which doesn’t allow people to grow,” she said.“Offering couples their own love nests…is going to put pressure on students to pay more attention to their love lives than their studies,” said Westheimer.