Natasha Hooper, 22, says men do not know how to deal with educated women. She is worried about not finding love because of a shortage of educated men.
Becca Porter, 23, says a man factory worker turned her down for being too clever. She says the sense of achievement derived from learning is alien to most men.
Andrea Gould, 41, believes her intellect has prevented her from finding love ‘I get the impression they’d rather date a girl without a degree, said Andrea.
Indeed, she is one of a growing breed of women who fear — perhaps with good reason — they will be left on the proverbial shelf because of a shortage of educated men.
Recent figures from the university admissions service UCAS showed that 30,000 more women than men are starting degree courses in the UK. On A-level results day last month, 133,280 British women aged 18 secured a university place compared with 103,800 men of the same age.
The effects of this carry over into the workplace, where women aged from 22 to 29 typically now earn £1,111 more a year than their male peers.
This growing gulf between male and female attainment — the result, many believe, of the feminisation of the education system, with more female teachers, less physical exercise and an emphasis on the arts — is having troubling repercussions when it comes to relationships.
A recent study found more than 90 per cent of predominantly graduate women surveyed were delaying motherhood not to pursue careers, but because they couldn’t find a suitable man.
Some were so despairing they were considering freezing their eggs as an insurance policy.
Put simply, it is an oversupply of educated females. In China, they are called ‘leftover’ women.
‘It sounds cold and callous, but in demographic terms it’s true. There are not enough graduates for them,’ said the study’s author Marcia Inhorn, professor of anthropology at Yale University.
The upshot? Frustrated young women terrified of being left single and childless — and men driven by a sense of inadequacy.
‘Men may claim to want educated women, but don’t know how to deal with those they meet and some say they’re intimidated by me,’ says Natasha, who grew up in Birmingham and is single after breaking up with her boyfriend this year.
‘I feel I’m hitting a brick wall.’
Now women are competing with men for the same careers — there are more female junior doctors than male, for example, while nearly two-thirds of practising lawyers in Scotland under 40 are women — their achievements have become more problematic.
‘Smart women raise the issue of who would take time off when they have children,’ says Hodgson. ‘After all, why should a female partner stop working if she’s studied hard for her career?
‘The reality is that with women getting more — and better — degrees, in the next ten to 20 years women will be smarter than men, in terms of how well they’re educated. And I don’t think men are ready for this.’
These are the effects of hypegamy on society: marriage will implode as women can not find men above them. If you put women above men, women will refuse to mate with men, and will grow increasingly nasty towards them. Because women despise men below them. What happens when most men are below women? Women refuse to mate. This will hit marriages, relationships, and the birth rate.
This will also increase dysgenics - smart women not having children, leading to the dumbing down of society.
Women are programmed to look for men above them. Therefore if you put women above men, crazy things will happen. Such as women refusing to mate men, growing increasingly nasty towards men (third wave feminism) and the culture dying due to negative birth rate.
Other, more traditional cultures, will probably replace such a strange culture, where women refuse to mate because the available men are below them, leading to negative birth rates and the disappearance of that culture.