* Only 16% of college-educated white women will marry a man with only a high school diploma.
* Asian man / white women hold the highest median household income of all pairings. Why? Because white women *will* marry Asian men if they are doctors, attorneys, engineers, etc.
So the idea that white women will settle for poorer white men is false
Only if she is also poor w limited options.
Overall, white women like & prioritize comfort.
There's a whole book on it.
They treat the poorer, less-educated men of their race as if they're invisible.
It's fascinating. ☕
It has everything to with the trend of #AssortativeMating & mixed-collar divorce rates.
"I'd rather reproduce the child I would've had with 'Mr. Right' if I'd found him in time. Also, people divorce. So maybe I'll scoop up a partner after becoming a mom. Maybe a wealthy divorcée".
But absolutely no "marrying down".
This is merely a higher stakes game of "sexual selection" that human beings have been practicing since our arrival for survival.
The key difference is *voluntary*.
Kind of like what black women do with height. The majority of us still seek out the tallest men.
That's sexual selection.
And you're unapologetic about it too🤣
Selecting men by other traits is considered taboo..
And yet. 🙃
Them: "nO IT'S nOT. yOu cAnT CoNtrol wHo YOu lOVe!"
Also Them: "ew, that leprechaun actually tried to talk to me!"