I believe it's inevitable that we'll have an increase in mixed-collar marriages, where college-educated women marry men who are not college-educated."Online dating exacerbates the problem, said Birger, because people can check off if they want to see only profiles of potential dates with the same education level that they have.
What’s more, not only is meeting online predictive of educational diversity in couples, but it also produces more age-similar couples than off-line sources of romance — namely, meeting through friends or a bar. Online dating is linked to stronger marriages, a rise in interracial partnerships, and more breaking down of social barriers, according to a research analyzed last year by economics professors Josue Ortega at the University of Essex and Philipp Hergovich at the University of Vienna in Austria.
In fact, over one-third of marriages begin online, making it the second most popular way for heterosexual partners to meet and the most popular way among gay partners.
Rosenfeld, an associate professor of sociology at Stanford University, said the site’s algorithms play a role.
Educated Singles is for you who is single and hold at least a masters degree from a recognised university or business school.
One in six newlyweds is married to someone of a different race or ethnicity, up from just 3% in 1967 when the Supreme Court ruled on Loving vs. Other studies have found that multiracial online daters are popular in the dating pool.
A 2015 study published in the American Sociological Review, found that white men responded more frequently to women of Asian-white descent; white women responded more frequently to white men.
Even though interracial marriage is more common than in previous decades, most Americans tend to marry within their racial group, the researchers added.
The trend toward fewer marriages is already in evidence.
Creating economic opportunities for men, especially those without college educations, should be a priority, such as by expanding technical education programs and reforming the criminal justice system, the researchers noted.
He found that “couples who met online are more likely to be interracial, interreligious, and of different college degree status.” Those with college-educated mothers were not more or less likely to partner with those with-or-without college educated mothers online.
That's the prime marrying age for Americans, given that men and women tend to be in their late 20s when they marry for the first time, according to the U. The changing demographics will have a wide-ranging impact on men and women, as well as on how they form -- or don't form -- families.