Study: Wives more educated than husbands

pew-marrying-downValentine’s Day is usually bad news for men who stupidly spend their pay on flowers or other tokens of waste, but not this year.

The Pew Research Center says, for the first time, women are marrying less educated men more than men are marrying less educated women.

That’s a little confusing, so I had my smart wife explain it to me really slowly.

According to 2012 U.S. Census data, 20.7 percent of women are married to men who have less education. In 2012, 19.9 percent of men were married to women with less education.

Researchers say the role reversal is more prevalent among newlyweds because younger women have surpassed men in higher education. Among college educated newlyweds, 39% of women married a spouse without a college degree, but only 26% of men did so.

Pew doesn’t tell us why women are more educated than men, but I have my theories, the principal one being that men can more easily work in fields that don’t require a degree — construction, mechanics, utility workers, religious leaders, “entrepreneurs” and/or CEOs of one-man corporations, drug dealers. Feel free to add to this list in the comments.

So, if you’re an unmarried man looking for a life on easy street, your time has come. Go out there and find you a doctor, or even a nurse, but definitely not an attorney. When she dumps you for someone younger and better looking you’re not going to want her to have a law degree.

News plucked like a thorny rose from the Interwebs:

76 comments Add your comment

Courtney

February 14th, 2014
9:13 am

Congrats, you got us to click on this piece of fluff with an incredibly offensive headline. I would never label anyone lacking a college education “dumb.” Education is wonderful if you can get it, but many brilliant people (my husband included) don’t have a degree on their wall. As the educated one rolling in loads of student debt, I’m wondering who is the “dumber” one in this marriage equation.

Bernie31

February 14th, 2014
9:20 am

Nothing New Here…its always been that Way. Eve proved that one long ago!

@@

February 14th, 2014
9:22 am

Gold miners?

Alice

February 14th, 2014
9:23 am

How ironic that this story comes AFTER the fact of Facebook named in a third of divorce filings. Ouch guys!

White Ghost

February 14th, 2014
9:30 am

Could it be the gal with the college degree is not so smart after all? Could the reason be love, and not money?

@ Courtney

February 14th, 2014
9:32 am

For decades, educational curriculums from Kindergarten thru Graduate School have been reworked and redesigned to help woman succeed. The dumbing down helps women but has had obviously had a devastating effect on men. That is why women don’t feel they need men in their life, more children are born out of wedlock, and divorce rates have continued to climb.

K-Ster

February 14th, 2014
9:48 am

Well, if you can’t find a good man…TRAIN ONE.

RambleOn84

February 14th, 2014
9:53 am

Read the book The War Against Boys.

It outlines exactly how education has been changed to favor females and work against males.

Bernie31

February 14th, 2014
9:54 am

RambleOn84 – 9:53 am… A Victim……. much?

Ralph-43

February 14th, 2014
10:05 am

Dumb = no college degree? Whoa. That is way out of line. Many smart guys see that college leads to cubicle dwelling, smart phone addiction, and obesity. The new business culture of office work is definitely more attractive to females than males. Many males like being outside, doing something physical, making bucks in their twenties, no college loans, no stupid fraternity drinking games, working out in the morning, and building that retirement fund long before they reach 80. There is also independence and freedom from some psychoneurotic female manager with a large chip on her shoulder when you run your own small business. It is easy to pick up an attractive, hocked-to-the-hilt, former sorority girl, show her the town, and make her a contributor and wife. College has many good aspects but it is being rethought by many intelligent and independent males.

George Mathis

February 14th, 2014
10:17 am

I am changing the headline! You win!!!

eric

February 14th, 2014
10:24 am

Chip

February 14th, 2014
10:26 am

EXCUSE ME? No college degree = dumb? What a stupid, bigoted attitude!

My father never went to college, but is one of the smartest, most capable and self-reliant people I know. He worked as a mason when he wasn’t on duty as a firefighter. He can grow and preserve his own food; he designed and literally built his house; if something has an engine he can repair it; in fact, he can design, build, and repair nearly anything. Before my mother passed away, they enjoyed retirement on a 30-acre independent place in the country and traveled large parts of the world… all without a college degree. Imagine that!

By the way, I own my own small business, I have a six figure income and no psychotic idiot boss to deal with, no crazed “educated” man-hating career women to put up with, and I don’t waste my days in the sick shark-infested corporate world full of evil back-stabbing corporate climbers infected with the dehumanizing sickness of greed… but, I don’t have a college degree, so gee… I must be dumb.

woodrow

February 14th, 2014
10:30 am

Males are less likely to get help going to school. That’s pretty simple.

RambleOn84

February 14th, 2014
10:48 am

“Bernie31,”
Nope. Not at all. I have a Master’s and am currently working on my doctorate, and enjoy my career. Of course, I was very fortunate to be gifted with a high level of intelligence.

Most boys do not far so well. I see it every day in my classroom…boys are constantly discouraged and hurt by a system which is set up to crush every one of their natural urges.

Recess and physical education are cut down. Math and science are “softened” to help girls (this is documented, by the way) due to studies from a long time ago that showed girls struggled to achieve in this area.

Every effort was made from policymakers to cut the “achievement gap” between girls and boys when girls were on the short end of the stick. Now the needle has moved the other way even more so (check the numbers on dropouts and achievement) and few seem to care.

Before you make a snide comment, look at the facts please.

RambleOn84

February 14th, 2014
10:49 am

“far”=”fare”

RambleOn84

February 14th, 2014
10:57 am

For the record, I am not crying conspiracy here.

I don’t think it was anyone’s intent to hurt boys when these sweeping changes were made to the education system.

However, I believe it was shortsighted and irresponsible to make so many changes just for the purpose of helping girls do better in math and science — especially when those same studies showed that girls already enjoyed a similar advantage over boys in the areas of language and social studies.

What has happened is that girls have become MUCH better equipped to succeed in school (a positive), but at the expense of boys.

The boys who have been hurt by these changes most are poor and minority students.

The Geezer

February 14th, 2014
10:58 am

So are women smarter for getting more education than men OR are men smarter for marrying more highly educated women?

A quandary to be sure.

Might I suggest that any man who marries is a fool. Any married woman can file for a no fault divorce and automatically get the children and the child support that goes with it, unless she can be proven to be endangering the child.

As I once heard of a judge saying “I have never seen the calf follow the bull” in a custody hearing. Such learned men and hostile women on the bench.

Steer clear of marriage. Need sex? Paying a hooker is cheaper and the sex is better. Marriage is now legalized slavery of men. Don’t believe me? Take the plunge.

George Mathis

February 14th, 2014
11:01 am

Geezer should write his own series of Valentine’s Day cards.

The Geezer

February 14th, 2014
11:16 am

aquagirl

February 14th, 2014
11:17 am

George 1
Geezer 0

BigBlack

February 14th, 2014
11:20 am

@GeorgeM

I’d buy Geezer’s cards sight unseen. Marriage is a trap only designed by Lucifer himself. Ole beezlebub had me by the short hairs a couple times. NEVER AGAIN SATAN!

I really enjoyed the snow days, all by my self. My power went out for 9 hours and I STILL enjoyed my company. I read, strummed on my Fender accoustic, drank beer, wine, grilled a t-bone and embibed on herbal libations.

I shuddered to think what my state of mind would be if I had a woman around me (other than for sex of course). I would have to listen to a stream of psychopathic gibberish about being cold, an endless cacaphony of negativity and the constatant screeching drone about her “feelings”. I think that it would take everything within my power to resist going outside in the ice storm and standing under a tall georgia pine in hopes that a falling limb would put me out of my misery. el-oh-el!

Fred ™

February 14th, 2014
11:20 am

Wow does everyone have a chip on their shoulder all the time or just AJC readers?

Shame I missed the original title, sounds like it was a real doozy lol.

Bernie31

February 14th, 2014
11:40 am

RambleOn84 @ 10:48 am – If You LOOK hard and long enough at any given Subject, one can find a Negative. Proving it is a whole other Task to be achieved. Good Luck on that Thesis! You will have better Luck chasing after the Wind.

Let me share secret with you, Biologically there is a difference between the sexes. The Female species come with the chromosomes “XX” and Men with “XY”. The extra “X” chromosome gives The female species an edge that the Male species does not have.

Biology 101.

The Geezer

February 14th, 2014
11:41 am

Fred, married men don’t live longer. The time just passes more slowly.

Considering marriage. Go spend a day with your girl friend’s mother. That will be your wife in 30 years. Observe how her dad speaks and acts. That will be you. Take time to consider your decision. There will always be other girls with whom you can sleep – for a while.

Fred ™

February 14th, 2014
11:58 am

Sorry Geezer, that boat has sailed lol. I got married without ever meeting the nasty old witch, or her crappy weak dad. Her dad finally died but unfortunately the old hag lives on.

Also, I wasn’t refering to you lol, your posts and BigBlacks are funny, it’s the angry whiners complaining about the study and George’s take on that I meant. Read his blog a couple of days and you’ll see what I mean. Just a bunch of angry impotent little whiners for the most part that post. And it’s the same on every story or blog that allows posting. For instance:

There was a story about a poor kid who was cutting a tree and made a mistake. He slipped or was knocked by a limb and was left hanging from his harness. He died a slow and excruciatingly painful death from asphyxiation before rescue crews could get to him. So what do are fine morally right Southern Baptist talk radio FOXBOTS with all their tenderlovingkindness for their fellow man have to say about this young kid who was working hard to better himself and make a life for his young family? Bet he was a damn illegal alien so he deserves it.

Scroll through the comments and just look at all the hate and bitterness and bigotry jumping off the screen. And then tune into FAUX news while listening to Herman Cain and drugged out Rush if you don’t hear enough hate and bigotry. They’ll give you several groups of fellow Americans to vilify and demonize. If you want more division in our Country, they have more to give you.

So much so that folks come to a humor blog like this one to spew hate. The funny comments like yours and BigBlacks, are refreshing, hell even Bernies first comment was funny and he was STILL attacked.

Berniecia69

February 14th, 2014
12:00 pm

My sperm dad Bernie31 is definitely not as smart as my mother.

**Uh … huh**

@ Fred ™

February 14th, 2014
12:09 pm

Liberals need to quit watching Fox, Limbaugh, etc. Maybe they would not be so popular and a ratings success if you did not watch them. Notice it is only the liberals that constantly refer to them and know everything that they are talking about.

The Women’s Liberation (liberal) Movement is responsible for women being more educated and more intelligent than men. Liberals are to blame for damaging their own.

EdUktr

February 14th, 2014
12:16 pm

Nowhere is this more true than in the inner-city—where criminal histories are likewise far more common among one sex.

Fred ™

February 14th, 2014
12:21 pm

Dear asshat with no name who @’s everyone:

Only a truly indoctrinated talk radio FOXBOT would call everyone who has a brain, thinks for themselves, and DOESN’T worship a drug addict a “liberal.”

What do you do without them telling you what to think? If the power goes out and you are left on your own for more than an hour do you just freeze up and assume the fetal position until you can resume regular programming? You mindless FOXBOTS give yourselves away with your hate, stupidity, and constant mislabeling of everyone in the world with a brain and the ability of free thought as a “liberal.”

Grow up.

Fred ™

February 14th, 2014
12:26 pm

Oh and nameless asshat behind the @? Save your mindless reply. I’ve now finished reading all the links and so I’m done with this site for the day. See you tomorrow when George writes another funny piece and you come back to spew your hate and bile.

Lap dances are a taxable commodity in New York? No wonder so many damn New Yorkers are moving here lol.

FLOTUS

February 14th, 2014
12:27 pm

Fred 's Ex Wife

February 14th, 2014
12:33 pm

Well folks, now you know why Fred is my EX husband. That trademark behind his name just helps his fragile uneducated ego.

I am proud to be part of the Women’s LIB Movement.

Kamchak ~ Thug From The Steppes

February 14th, 2014
12:33 pm

…the principal one being that men can more easily work in fields that don’t require a degree — construction, mechanics, utility workers, religious leaders, “entrepreneurs” and/or CEOs of one-man corporations, drug dealers.

I is jest a ingnerent construkshun werker and mebbe now I can skore me some hawt intellijent woman.

RambleOn84

February 14th, 2014
12:39 pm

“Bernie31,”
You are a perfect example of what is wrong with our society. You have no clue what you’re talking about, but that doesn’t stop you from talking. Even when conversing with someone who has actually looked into the facts and researched them, you speak even louder.

I would continue to argue with you, but it would be more productive to argue with a brick wall.

Parents of Fred's Ex Wife

February 14th, 2014
12:49 pm

Yes, she’s back living in our basement. And has put on even more weight. In all honesty we cannot blame Fred for this — and are in fact grateful for the few years she was out of our hair.

Wilma ™

February 14th, 2014
12:50 pm

How embarassing. I guess even cavemen can get their big girl panties in a wad!

Kamchak ~ Thug From The Steppes

February 14th, 2014
12:53 pm

…who has actually looked into the facts…”

This is the second time you have mentioned “facts”, but you have yet to proffer any much less provide substantiation for these supposed “facts”.

Perhaps you should put up or shut up.

Just sayin’.

Fred's™ Ex Parents

February 14th, 2014
12:54 pm

Yes, he’s back living in someone’s basement. And rumor is he has put on even more weight. In all honesty we cannot blame Fred’s™ Ex Wfe for this — and are in fact grateful for the few years he has been out of our hair for good!

FLOTUS ™

February 14th, 2014
12:55 pm

The Geezer

February 14th, 2014
12:56 pm

Some women want to be right and some women want to be loved. Which ones are smarter? Which ones will go through life continually appreciated and connected and which ones won’t?

What happens to militant feminists when they grow old? They end up alone and scared. Same for the ones who ditched their husbands to have fun and collect child support payments. Known a few of those.

And they sit and wonder why their sons never call them or visit. And why their daughters are so angry and short with them when they do. But deep down they know.

You may think militant feminism is the answer now. But eventually you will learn that a cause will not love you back when it is done with you.

And you will be left alone somewhere with your regrets. Then you have to face the fact that you blew it. Or die in denial.

Kamchak ~ Thug From The Steppes

February 14th, 2014
1:00 pm

Some women want to be right and some women want to be loved.

There are two types of people in the world, there are those who believe the world is made up of two types of people, and then there is the rest of us.

Bumper

February 14th, 2014
1:35 pm

Of course it goes without saying that a college degree doesn’t necessarily translate into intelligence.

Years ago I had a secretary (before they were referred to as administrative assistants) who had a bachelor’s degree from one of our local institutions of higher learning who was the most profoundly stupid individual I’ve ever known – very nice woman, just dumb as a doorknob.

Where women really are smarter is in survival skills – they’re the ones who know how to ensnare the opposite sex into the marriage trap.

RambleOn84

February 14th, 2014
1:38 pm

“Kamchak,”
I offered up a book for you to look at which is filled with facts, figures, and statistics. I do not have the book in front of me nor do I have the desire to scour the internet looking for the numbers to convince people who don’t really want to know anyway. If you are interested in the subject, read the book. If you disagree (because statistics can sometimes be misleading), then at least you learned something.

I often read books where the author has a different opinion than mine going into the book. Sometimes I become convinced I was wrong; sometimes I remain assured that I was right.

It’s called learning and not just summarily dismissing everything you disagree with; you should try it.

Kamchak ~ Thug From The Steppes

February 14th, 2014
1:42 pm

I do not have the book in front of me nor do I have the desire to scour the internet looking for the numbers to convince people who don’t really want to know anyway.

Then perhaps you shouldn’t run off at the mouth about “facts”.

Just suggestin’.

RambleOn84

February 14th, 2014
1:51 pm

“Kamchak,”
You are still welcome to look into the facts of the situation. I laid out for you where they are. OR you can continue to play the part of an internet tough guy and attempt to bully everyone who has a differing opinion from yourself.

Life is full of choices. Many of them are destructive and unnecessary, such as the decision to jump into a conversation only to provoke someone.

But there are many healthy choices as well, such as introducing a different perspective to a conversation.

Kamchak ~ Thug From The Steppes

February 14th, 2014
1:57 pm

You are still welcome to look into the facts of the situation.

And this is the third time you have wielded the word “facts” as a weapon when you have proffered none of these so called “facts”.

It is not my job to do your research. You made the assertions so it is your responsibility to provide proof. Had you proffered this as an opinion, I could have accepted that, but you continue to use the word “facts”.

You either have the “facts”, or you don’t.

It’s not complicated.

The Geezer

February 14th, 2014
1:58 pm

Kamchak ~ Thug From The Steppes is a great example of the ones who want to be right. Sad, isn’t it?

[...] keep up with you or your friends.”Science says: According to the Pew Research Center, women are marrying less intelligent men more than ever before — and at a higher rate than men are marrying less intelligent women. [...]

Kamchak ~ Thug From The Steppes

February 14th, 2014
2:08 pm

Sad, isn’t it?

I am so so saddy sad sad sad that you haz a case of the sadz.

Should we hold a pity party for you and your sadz?