1) Ok come on TIME, this article is pretty pathetic. How did no editors catch that it was logically impossible? time.com/6104105/more-single…
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2) so, if all relationships were monogamous and heterosexual, and there were as many women in the world as men, then the effect of “economic pressures” on the ratio of single men to single women…
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3) …would be null, because there would by definition be exactly the same number of each. There would be some number of couples, and that would be exactly the number of men and of women in a relationship.
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4) the gender discrepancy doesn’t have anything to do with economic pressure or gender roles. There are more single men than single women because there are more women than men in relationships…
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5) …which can only really be caused by one thing: somehow there are individual relationships with more women than men, more frequently than the reverse. In other words, more women are LGBT than men.
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5) the gap is bigger than that, though; 3% more men say they’re single than women. Which, I think, implies one of two things: a) some men are dating multiple women. I’m guessing most of those aren’t disclosed to the women :p b) some pairs disagree on whether they’re dating

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5) So the study is interesting after all! Either men are cheating more than women, or sometimes a woman thinks they’re in a relationship but the man thinks it’s just something casual. Honestly, probably both :p The study just doesn’t have anything to do with TIME’s headline.
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Replying to @SBF_FTX
What about c) gay/bi women are more likely than gay/bi men to be in committed relationships
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Also, always good to see these thoughts leak onto Twitter
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Replying to @SBF_FTX
The answer is (a) and always has been! You have more female ancestors than male A bigger % of women leave offspring compared to men More daughters are born in hard times because chances are high they'll pass on genes compared to sons. The opposite is true in times of wealth
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