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Number Of ‘Lonely, Single’ Men Are On The Rise As They Struggle To Meet Standards Of Modern Women


Number Of ‘Lonely, Single’ Men Are On The Rise As They Struggle To Meet Standards Of Modern Women

The biggest problem is communication.

The current state of young & middle-aged men’s love lives has shown they need to address a skills deficit. According to American psychologist Greg Matoslonely single men are on the rise as women with higher dating standards seek emotionally available partners, good communicators, and similar values.

It’s found men’s biggest problem is communication, which is the lifeblood of healthy, long-term love. 

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“I hear recurring dating themes from women between the ages of 25 and 45. They prefer men who are emotionally available, good communicators, and share similar values,” Dr. Matos said, adding that over the last 30 years, men have become a larger portion of that growing group of long-term single people. 

He stressed society fails to teach young boys the importance of communication, which has resulted in growing numbers of unintentionally single men.

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Dr. Matos added: “And while you don’t actually need to be in a relationship to be happy, men typically are happier and healthier when partnered.” He further alleged that the overwhelming number of online dating options had led both men and women to become increasingly selective, and the competition is fierce. 

So far, single men are statistically less happy, more likely to be unemployed, and financially unstable.

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However, this comes as data shows dating apps are overrun with men, who present 62% of users, and figures collected in the US in 2019 showed more men than women are single. Data also pointed to societal changes that have taken place in the past few decades, allowing more women to make informed choices about their relationships.

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