Russell pointed to data that shows marriage rates increase for younger Americans in connection with salaries. Fewer than half of men between the ages of 30 and 34 who earn less than $40,000 a year are married. More than half of those who make more than $40,000 a year are married, including two-thirds of those who make between $75,000 and $100,000 a year.
“The point at which the average young man becomes ‘marriageable’ appears to be earnings of $40,000 a year or more,” Russell said.
And comments this:
I wonder what would happen if a woman had to be at least a 6.5 in looks in order to become ‘marrigeable’? This, of course would be considered an outrage.
The question is, are men working less and making less money because they don’t care as much about marriage or are they unable to get the salary they need in order to offset what a single woman can make by staying single and getting government assistance, particularly if she has children already?
I don’t know why this is so shocking. 40K seems to be the bare bones salary to raise a family. After taxes and health insurance is deducted from the paycheck, it should be around 2K left a month. Are women just suppose to be melting and going starry-eyed over a man who makes minimum wage and works at the gas station?
And women for the most part do have to look a 6.5 to get married. Women have to bring a bunch of traits to the table including looks, being fit at least, and men also have to bring a bunch of traits to the table-such as being a good provider.