Friday, July 6, 2012

Heterogeneity in dating markets

From Atlantic Cities, some thoughts on differences in dating markets across cities.

The point that using the equilibrium number of singles - the result of the intersection of supply and demand - as the sole indicator of market quality is problematic is a good one.

I think the article neglects the role of sex-ratio differences. Particularly in regard to Washington, DC, where educated single women outnumber educated single men, I think this factor is important in explaining how the market works.

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