Crantag wrote:The link in the OP doesn't work.
Our society is degenerate.
I wish I could get a new girlfriend, but the only girls I get to see are female deer.
Society is broken. People don't interact anymore.
I thought of going to a square dance last week. Something different to mix it up.
I went to the website afterwards (I got the idea when I drove by and saw the banner), and it was just a bunch of old fogies. No surprise, but I was hoping for a good old country girl, nearer my age. Who knows, I could bump into one at the square dance.
I'm not into the bar scene much anymore, and besides, covid lockdowns destroyed any semblance of society there was.
I can't dance worth a shit, but maybe I should try to figure out the dance style that girls around my age like, and get my ass up to go there, and then dance like shit.
I mean, I just wanna meet chicks.
By now, I looked, and the link has been removed.
I gave you-all enough to find it with google.
I just googled "Men see the lost cause of dating Better Bachelor", and there it was.
I totally reject the assertion that the men can just try harder to get a better job to earn more money and attract some woman.
This assertion assumes that there are a lot of good paying jobs not currently filled. I assert that this is false.
The last 40 years have seen flat or declining real wages (i.e. correctly corrected for inflation).
The young men are just responding to reality.
This reality includes the fact that most women will only put up with a man in their life IF he is a good provider. Men who can't be a good provider are just reacting to those 2 facts.
When there are not enough jobs, then no matter what young men do, a large percentage of them will not find a good paying job. It is just like no matter how hard they train, most Olympic athletes will not win a medal. The system makes it impossible for most to win a medal.
. . . In the same way the Neo-liberal economic system makes it impossible for many young men to find a good paying job. I'm not sure of the percentage, but just having any job is not enough. The job must be good paying or women will not date you. So, unemployment figures don't help. I think the percentage is about 50%, though.
Back in the 70s I read a book in which the author (William NcNair, IIRC) asserted that the cause of WWI was the inability of many young men in SE & central Europe to get married because the girl's father would not approve of the marriage, because the men did not have enough income. Sexual frustration combined with a 6th grade education to radicalize the young men, to start a war to steal wealth from the neighboring nations so the men could have enough income, or die trying.
. . . Sexual frustration now in the US and Europe is increasing support for right-wing Parties. It may lead to massive violence soon.
The solution in the video, would just help a few men. It would not change the lives of enough young men to fix the problem.
I would suggest that American men do what I did. Advertise yourself in selected foreign nations to find a wife there. Do not respond the ads from women for a husband, because by the time you see the ad, 95% of the women will have decided on a man to marry.
. . . I did this 25 years ago. Then I had a good job, owned my house, and had $6000 in the bank. Then, in 2008 TSHTF and I had to retire. Then in 2013 we moved to Thailand to make our $2000/mo from Soc. Sec. go 3 times further. We outright own 4 acres, pay no property tax on it, and so live very well. We have 2 nice cars, 3 refrigerators (my wife needs them), and 2 houses (one of which we rent out for $50/mo).
. . . I'm not sure many young men have a good enough job to do this now.
. . . The main pitfall is that she leaves you as soon as she can, in 3 to 6 years. Or, that she brings to the US 6 family members who push you aside.
Of course, I want to fix the economy somehow. So, that there are good paying jobs for everyone. Right now this is blocked by the Senate and other elements of the political system.