The authors of the report, Francesca Borgonovi and Maria Huerta, suggest several possible explanations as to why better-educated women drink more.They tend to have children later, postponing the responsibilities of parenthood.
"[...] Many highly educated 'leftover women' are very progressive in their thinking and enjoy going to nightclubs to search for a one-night stand, or they become the mistress of a high official or rich man.
"It is only when they have lost their youth and are kicked out by the man, that they decide to look for a life partner.
I saw on a show that more black women that attend college are more likely to marry white men because the lack of black men in college that meet their standards. Take a look at who produced the show and what their audience is and what the audience would like to hear.
They say on average the black women to men in college is 7:1.
Yet, when we begin to discuss dating, there’s an all too common perception that not only are men intimidated by successful women, but that men are largely unattracted to “smart” women.
The latter comment, on its face, may definitely apply to some men (as I’m sure most broad-sweeping generalizations do), but the problem with this assertion is that it’s too commonly uttered as fact without any real context.
Hell, I put more intellectual value in Flav’s “so get up get, get get down/911 is a joke in yo town” lyrics than Carson’s “Obamacare is worse than slavery” comments.
The idea that any person—man or woman—should be exclusively or predominantly judged by their intellectual acumen while effectively ignoring how reprehensible, annoying, or ignorant they are, is stupid.
Therefore, most 'leftover women' do not deserve our sympathy." The pressure on single women to find a partner is probably due to the vast imbalance between women and men, because of the one-child policy that led, throughout the years, to selective abortions as a son was preferred over a daughter.
National Bureau of Statistics data showed that there were about 20 million more men tthan women under 30 in 2011.
As the Chinese New Year prompts the country to consider 2014's auguries, hundreds of Chinese women are dealing with the stigma of being classed as "sheng nu" or "leftover women".