Educated women dating uneducated men
For the first time in 50 years, the educational balance among married couples has tipped towards women.
Wives are more likely to be the better educated partner than the other way around.
He did however buy me a drink in the bar afterwards and asked me what I thought of the event.
The trend is particularly sharp among newlyweds; in 2012 almost 40% of college educated women were married to a guy without a degree.
This is a big reversal from the 30 year trend between 19, when it was the men who were marrying down, educationally speaking.
Read More: Extreme Marriage Experiment Suggests It’s Better to Be Right Than Happy While most married couples still have similar education levels, that percentage too is dropping. "The marriage rate among this group plummeted—from 72% in 1960 to 46% in 2012." Three quarters of American wives in 1960 were married to guys who, like them, had a high school education or less.
Sometime during the 80s, the share of married folks who both didn't go to college slipped below 50%.
The research, called Optimising The Marriage Market, appeared in the European Journal Of Operational Research, which usually analyses business decisions.