Numbers Of Lonely, Single Men Are On The Rise Due To Women Having Standards
"If women knew their worth, most men would be single."
An recent article published by Psychology Today reports that numbers of lonely, single, heterosexual men are on the rise due to increasing relationship standards, and unfortunately, this is very funny.
“Men need to address skills deficits to meet healthier relationship expectations,” reads one of the articles key points, which is very serious, and all the best to these men.
The author of the article, Greg Matos, says there are three cultural trends which is contributing to the rise of men who are sad, single, and straight: men outnumber women on dating apps, relationship standards are increasing, and men are lacking key relationship skills.
And as straight women don’t really need men anymore, Matos suggests that they are no longer putting up with it: choosing singledom over being with with a dud.
It’s hardly surprising — for years, studies have found that when it comes to heterosexual relationships, men tend to benefit from the effects of marriage more than women. Recent studies also suggest that single women without children are much happier than married women with children, likely because they tend to have better social networks outside of their romantic relationships than men do.
So, it looks like all the chickens are coming home to roost. Here are some of our favourite social media reactions to the news:
RIP cishet men can’t get dates if women have standards pic.twitter.com/wNy3d0jo1a
— Instructor Florence Ashley (@ButNotTheCity) August 11, 2022
It’s so funny that men were yelling choose better men for years. Women said, aite bet. Now men are increasingly single and lonely. The jokes write themselves pic.twitter.com/C6W6Ij4kmn
— Yall Sound Crazy (@queenveej) August 12, 2022
If women knew their worth, most men would be single 🤦♀️🤞.
— KABELO ✍️ (@MonateReal) August 10, 2022
that lonely single men article really brought me satisfaction bc there’s finally concrete proof that women raising their standards is actually working
— chanel / love island usa era (@blackpopgirl) August 13, 2022
I mean, I’m no genius, but maaaaybe if all the lonely, single men made a point of *not* being absolutely horrific to women, then they wouldn’t be so lonely and single?
Just a theory, I guess. 💅 pic.twitter.com/SAHdP8whfJ
— Brónagh Tumulty (@BronaghTumulty) August 12, 2022
I read an article this morning about the rise of lonely, single men. On dating apps, 62% of users are men. The problem with MOST men, they lack emotional connection, communication skills and respect. It’s not surprising that women are increasingly selective.
— arletalert (@arletalert29) August 11, 2022
It was this week that Psychology Today said that the number of lonely single men is on the rise because of the lack of emotional connection skills. I’m just glad that we’re now facing the truth about who is really likely to end up alone. https://t.co/kuTHdXDFV8
— Pure/Honey 🍯 (@adakanma) August 13, 2022
Podcasts are directly connected to “the rise of lonely and single men” https://t.co/89jE4DY9cd
— Jamilah Lemieux (@JamilahLemieux) August 12, 2022
I’m thinking about that “lonely single men” piece that states that men live longer and better when partnered w a woman and I shit you not, that was one reason my abuser insisted I could not leave him. It would negatively impact his health. I have to laugh at the horror of it all.
— Myriam Gurba Serrano (@lesbrains) August 12, 2022
That "Rise of lonely, single men" article got some people HURT.
— Uncle Sean (@BaronX) August 14, 2022