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As Healthy Dating Standards Increase Men Find it Hard to Raise the Bar... And Somehow End up Digging

By David T. Valentin

At the beginning of the month Psychology Today published an article titled The Rise of Lonely, Single Men with three key points highlighted.

Firstly, “Dating opportunities for heterosexual men are diminishing as relationship standards rise. Secondly, “Men represent approximately 62% of dating app users, lowering their chances for matches.” And thirdly, “Men need to address skills deficits to meet healthier relationship expectations.”

The article was shared to Twitter, where, of course, men had some things to say about the article. More specifically, somehow thinking their best defense was to tell the internet they're lacking in basic human emotional intelligence.

As if it hasn't been called out by countless amount of different people, from all walks of life that most straight men lack the emotional intelligence to keep their partners happy?

In response, one women said:

One women respectfully wants to help men see the light in the little things that make their partner feel wanted, heard and loved.


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