Heterosexual men are more likely to play the field, and heterosexual women must compete for men’s attention.Of course, tales of scarce men and sexual permissiveness in ancient Sparta won’t convince everyone, so I began to explore the demographics of modern religion.- BBC (December 9, 2014) Iran: Divorce parties take off in major cities - BBC (May 20, 2014) The Politics of Marriage in Contemporary Iran (Persian) - UCLA (October 25, 2009) The Politics of Marriage in Contemporary Iran - UCLA (October 23, 2009) Marriage and Divorce Under Iranian Family Law - UT (July 15, 2011) The cost of a divorce in Iran?Your weight in gold - BBC (February 23, 2012) Sex is a major cause of divorce in Iran - BBC Persian (December 10, 2011) Iran's Divorce Rate Stirs Fears of Society in Crisis - NY Times (December 6, 2010) Mahmoud Ahmadinejad urges girls to marry at 16 - The Guardian (November 21, 2010) Iran to set up marriage bureaux - BBC (December 1, 2008) Iranian to pay 124,000-rose dowry - BBC (March 3, 2008) Consanguineous Marriages Prevalence of consanguineous marriages among Iranian Georgians (2010) Is consanguineous marriage religiously encouraged? (2006) Study of Youths' Knowledge, Behavior, and Attitude towards Consanguineous Marriages (2006) Modernization and Consanguineous Marriage in Iran (1994) Early Marriage Modernity and Early Marriage in Iran: A View from Within - JMEWS (2006) Human-Rights Activists Win Partial Victory In Battle Against Child Marriage (June 28, 2002) Child Marriage in the Context of Shia Iran (U.I wanted to show that god-fearing folks steeped in old-fashioned values are just as susceptible to the effects of shifting sex ratios as cosmopolitan, hookup-happy 20-somethings who frequent Upper East Side wine bars. One of my web searches turned up a study from Trinity College’s American Religious Identification Survey (ARIS) on the demographics of Mormons.According to the ARIS study, there are now 150 Mormon women for every 100 Mormon men in the state of Utah—a 50 percent oversupply of women.On a lark, I emailed my friend Cynthia Bowman,* a devout Mormon who grew up in Salt Lake City and returns there often, and asked her whether Mormon sex ratios are as lopsided as the ARIS study claimed.
However, I’ve uncovered some information that has given me pause.
That’s the one thing that always came up when I’d discuss theories on declining marriage rates or the rise of the hookup culture with my friends or family. In reality, these values have ebbed and flowed throughout history, often in conjunction with prevailing sex ratios. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey, there are 5.5 million college-educated women in the U. between the ages of 22 and 29 versus 4.1 million such men. Among college grads age 30 to 39, there are 7.4 million women versus 6.0 million men—five women for every four men.
Times have changed, and that is a good thing—especially the fading-away of cruel taboos that once stigmatized women who engaged in premarital sex or bore children out of wedlock. The values question assumes that sexual mores loosen naturally from conservative to liberal.
I have insight from first-hand experience: I get my blonde eyelashes dyed a few times a year.
It’s a routine beauty treatment for me in summer when I’m in and out of the water.