This week we’re sharing links about a perceived crisis in the American marriage market. Thanks to a rash of articles in recent years, a frank and fascinating discussion of changes in American attitudes toward– and opportunities for– marriage has taken the internet by storm. In many case there’s been a resulting discussion of a much wider and potentially more significant transformation in the way that men and women (sometime statically conceived categories in these articles) relate to one another and their perceptions of the future.
What do you think? Is there a crisis in American understandings of gender and marriage? Are you skeptical of the conclusions made here? Are you in despair? Do these arguments matter at all? Share your thoughts!
*“All the Single Ladies” get schooled on the crisis
*Does “hanging out” spell the end of courtship?
*“Black, female, and single”
*The changing rules of dating, according to Olivia Wilde and “Girls” star Zosia Mamet
*The corrosive effects of texting on romance…or not.
*When dating advice sounds like: “Embrace all the men in your orbit.”
*Marriage on the decline and why we should care
*The terror of “A Million First Dates” and the antidote to its doomsday prophecies