When I decided to end my eight-year stint in Washington, D. and decamp to Los Angeles last summer, my friends in the capital looked at me like I had announced plans to eject myself into space.They rolled their office chairs toward my cubicle and pressed their hands to my shoulder at happy hours. If I moved there with my boyfriend in tow, they told me, I might survive. Between dark basement beers during my last month in Washington, my friends presented me a phantasmagoria of single life in L.In Los Angeles, everyone drives, and that presents a related logistical challenge—if New York is too big, Los Angeles is too wide.Not everyone is inclined to navigate three freeways for the chance to get laid, stone sober.
Author of the book “Marriage, a History,” among others. Caught in the evolution, says one writer: women with college degrees. Take nowadays, for example, when cultural observers are reporting that dating is becoming a lost art, while mating is getting transformed into the art of the hookup.All that learning is working to their disadvantage in the dating game. This hour On Point: love and courtship 2015 — the demographic factor.-- John Donvan.Especially since there are so many more of them than men with degrees. Author of "Outdated: Why Dating is Ruining Your Love Life." (@thesamhita)Stephanie Coontz, professor of history and family studies at the Evergreen State College.