It seems today that more and more *millennial women are single. Why is this? Are they not good enough to date? Of course not; many women focus on their career first, and choose love later. The problem is that later in life they are looking for a mature man who is settled in a good career as well and that doesn’t seem to be something they can find! Men that are date-able are either married, gay, or have a lot of extra baggage that women don’t want to deal with.
Women used to be taught that their purpose was to get an education, but then find a husband, have children, and become a stay at home mother. As the times have changed, so has the family dynamic. More men are staying at home with the kids too, couples are getting married later in life, and many remain single because they are so focused on their careers. Millennial women know that they can be self-sufficient, so there isn’t that inherent need to run out and find a man to support them.
These types of women who have focused on career and are ready to find someone to share their life with have high standards. They aren’t expecting miracles, but they are looking for someone who has a stable career, earns a decent living, and has all his ducks in a row. This standard may be a little too high however. They don’t go out to bars. They will use other avenues to find a mate, such as through a friend or online dating.
Unfortunately for millennial women, the number of men who would be considered equal partners are dwindling. There are more women than men on college campuses, and women who are single and have no children out-earn their male counterparts. If they want to find love, it may be time to start looking for someone to support their career-driven life instead of someone to compete with.
*Generation Y, also known as the Millennial Generation, is the demographic cohort following Generation X. There are no precise dates for when Generation Y starts and ends. Commentators use beginning birth dates from the latter 1970s, or from the early 1980s to the early 2000s.