by Pralay (5/30/06)

Twenty years ago to this month, Newsweek came out with what was informally called the marriage crunch. It was in the news today. They pretended like it was some concept that everybody knows about. What the heck is it?

It was the perception that women over the age of 40 had a better shot at being killed by a terrorist than getting married! Whoa. I wonder if they predicted 9-11 :-O

But current estimates show that women over the age of 40 have anywhere between a 20-40% chance of getting married. Women over the age of 30 are estimated to have a "coin flip" chance of getting married, once being believed to only be 20%. Theoretically, for every unmarried woman, there exists an unmarried man in the same age range. Therefore older women can find other older men to marry in our society making the marriage crunch numbers obsolete.

Thank God for our species.

But no matter how much they talk about the "marriage crunch" being non-existent, it exists in Asian-American societies. More than you may know! Asian-American men would rather go back to the Motherland in search of a bride 10 years younger, leaving the 30+ women with fewer and fewer available partners.

So if it seems like too much pressure is being forced upon you Asian-American women then you know why. My advice to any woman would be to look early. I know it sucks but society is what it is and men are what they are. You cannot change it. But what you can do is utilize asian dating / marriage sites to help you with your search for a soulmate. Shaadi is the Internet’s most visited online dating site in the World.

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