Because I write quite a bit about dating in D.C, a friend sent me a blog post titled Dating in D.C, Where Everyone is Exceptional, about the D.C dating scene. The article describes D.C singles as highly educated, fit and qualified and asks the question: “So, then why — in a city that has seen an unprecedented influx of such young, successful people with the coolest of stories and the most unique of perspectives — are so many of us D.C.-dwelling online-daters single?”
The writer argues that D.C singles may just have too many good options to choose from. I don’t know if I agree…part of me just thinks that people here just have so much going on (career, fitness, hobbies, cultural activities) that getting married just isn’t front and center the way it is in other cities. Maybe getting married in educated urban areas is nice and even expected, but it’s not necessarily a cornerstone of becoming an adult the way it was in the past and the way it is in other areas of the country? I’m not really sure what the answer is, but it does seem that the more highly educated a population is the less important early marriage becomes.
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