Luke Ford writes: I wonder if part of this has to do with the book, The Game: Penetrating the Secret Society of Pickup Artists.
That Neil Strauss book has evened the playing field for guys as they’ve learned to talk to women in an effective way.
In today’s lousy economy, men can take comfort in knowing that there is one sought-after good that is becoming steadily more affordable: sex.
Women are jumping into the sack faster and with fewer expectations about long-term commitments than ever, effectively discounting the “price” of sex to a record low, according to social psychologists.
More than 25% of young women report giving it up within the first week of dating. While researchers don’t have a baseline to compare it to, interviews they have conducted lead them to believe this is higher than before, which increases the pressure on other women and changes the expectations of men.