Kansas City Love Lost: Young Men Abandon Dating Amid Culture War

Let's start with the bad news that caught our eye . . . 

Here's a bit of research that offers a tragic glimpse at life for young dudes . . .  

"Men in their 20s are more likely than women in their 20s to be romantically uninvolved, sexually dormant, friendless and lonely. They stand at the vanguard of an epidemic of declining marriage, sexuality and relationships that afflicts all of young America. "

About the consequences .  . .

In the worst-case scenario, the young American man’s social disconnect can have tragic consequences. Young men commit suicide at four times the rate of young women. Younger men are largely responsible for rising rates of mass shootings, a trend some researchers link to their growing social isolation.

Societal changes that began in the Eisenhower years have eroded the patriarchy that once ruled the American home, classroom and workplace. Women now collect nearly 60% of bachelor’s degrees. Men still earn more, but among the youngest adults, the income gap has narrowed to $43 a week.

Scholars say the new era of gender parity has reshaped relationship dynamics, empowering young women and, in many cases, removing young men from the equation.

This week the news provides a stark glimpse at American life and the transition back to "normal" after the pandemic.

Also . . .

This news is sorta horrific since people have complained about the dearth of options amid the Kansas City dating scene since around the 90s.

Nevertheless . . . Here's our roundup . . . Some of these reports are better than others . . .

Most young men are single. Most young women are not.

More than 60 percent of young men are single, nearly twice the rate of unattached young women, signaling a larger breakdown in the social, romantic and sexual life of the American male. Men in their 20s are more likely than women in their 20s to be romantically uninvolved, sexually dormant, friendless and lonely.

Why have young men fallen out of love with romantic relationships? | Arwa Mahdawi

Sex, numerous studies show, is going out of fashion. Young people aren't shagging much any more, a phenomenon that has been widely blamed on technology and online porn. And it's not just sexual activity that's declining - young men in the US appear to have fallen out of love with romantic relationships.

Study finds more than 60 percent of young men are single: 'Who are all the young women dating?'

Only 37 percent of young men report being in a relationship, according to a recent Pew study, causing some confusion on Twitter, with one user asking if all the women were dating actor Leonardo DiCaprio.

Threw this one in there just because it satisfies our bittersweet view of the world and confirms our suspicion that loneliness is an integral part of the natural order . . .

Study: Humpback Whale Singing Linked to Loneliness

A new study suggests the singing noises made by humpback whales might be a sign of loneliness. Scientists who recorded humpback whale behavior in Australia discovered that fewer whales made the singing noises, also called wailing, as their population grew.

Now . . . 

Because we're all about solutions here . . . We wanted to include something hopeful OR a look at the present day dating that will make readers glad they're out of the market . . . Because it's pretty brutal out there for anybody who is a halfway decent person . . . Luckily & thankfully, there aren't very many decent people out there . . . Here's a peek at local dating life from this hokey happy time blog that one of our BEST & BRIGHTEST readers sent our way . . .

"The next (dating) event is coming up at Bear Necessities Coffee Bar on March 2nd, and it supports authentic community building in an inclusive, no-judgment environment. To talk about the Kansas City Chapter, I got to sit down with Rachell Weiss to hear about what it’s like to facilitate the events."

Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com link . . .

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