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Real Women Don't Text Back: How Women Fuel the Man-Boy Problem

Women will help single men grow up by refusing to play by their frat-boy standards.

"Wanna grab a burrito 2nite?"

The melody of the Atlanta symphony's instruments flowed through the auditorium. I didn't have high expectations for dating at 23, but a text containing the word burrito wasn't exactly what I had in mind (and with 1 hour notice). I liked him, but couldn't escape the mental picture of showing up in a swanky outfit to an establishment where my entrance would be announced in a jubilee of "Welcome to Moe's!"

The resounding question I hear from many single women today is: "Where have all the good men gone?"

Recently, several articles and statistics have shown that women are making history with career achievements, while men in increasing numbers are seemingly living in a prolonged state of adolescence, sitting back with their buddies and playing video games. Cultural observers notethat men are not finding compelling reasons to grow up and marry. The former cultural standards of marriage for sex and children have changed drastically in the past 50 years as one-night ...

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