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But could the mere fact that Portland has thousands upon thousands of surplus, college educated women be enough to keep men like Jacob from settling down?It's not meant to be a silly question--after all, much of this probably just comes down to personality.We're complicated creatures, and as Alexis Madrigal wrote earlier this week, it's both a bit myopic and ahistorical to believe that most technology is capable of single-handedly warping our behavior.
But Slater doesn't offer up much hard evidence that monogamy is actually becoming passe in this country, other than to point out that divorce rates have increased -- an oversimplification of what's happened in the past few decades.
He is also convinced that the constant temptations of online dating have kept him from settling down.
And other than quotes from the executives of a few assorted matchmaking sites, whose insights boil down to admissions that their products aren't designed to foster long-term relationships, his story makes up the bulk of the piece.
Across the United States today, young women are much more likely to graduate from college than their male peers, a trend that's been compounding itself for a few decades now.
And because college graduates overwhelmingly tend to date other college graduates, that's created an enormous imbalance in the national dating pool. According to the Census Bureau's American Community Survey, there are 33 percent more women in Portland who are under the age of 35 and have at least a bachelor's degree in than there are men.
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Between then and 2011, you might notice, the national gap between young college educated men and women grew by 3 percentage points.