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Larchmont Author Talks About Date-Onomics Favoring Men

There's a man shortage out there ladies, says Larchmont author Jon Birger.
There's a man shortage out there ladies, says Larchmont author Jon Birger. Photo Credit: Facebook

LARCHMONT, N.Y. -- It’s all about numbers, even dating, and Larchmont resident and author is giving a free talk on Sunday at the Larchmont Library about how women can make a lopsided system work in their favor.

Author Jon Birger calls it the man deficit. “It’s not that he’s just not that into you—it’s that there’s not enough of him,” he said in a release.

The shortage of college-educated men is not just a big-city phenomenon frustrating women in New York and Los Angeles, he says. Among young college grads, there are four women for every three men nationwide, except in certain pockets, like Silicon Valley.

Using a combination of demographics, game theory, and number crunching, financial and tech, journalist Birger explains America’s curiously lopsided dating and marriage market—and what every single, college-educated, heterosexual woman needs to know.

Join the author at 4 p.m., and hear him read from his new book, Date-Onomics: How Dating Became a Lopsided Numbers Game (Workman, August 2015).

Refreshments will be available at 3:30 p.m. Birger’s appearance is sponsored by the Friends of the Larchmont Public Library.

 The library is located at 121 Larchmont Ave,. For more information call (914) 834-2281 or CLICK HERE.

Birger also shows how this unequal ratio explains the college and post-college hookup culture; the decline in marriage rates; even the seemingly paradoxical problem that the more attractive the woman is, the more difficult it can be for her to find a partner.

Jon Birger is a contributor to Fortune magazine. A former senior writer at Fortune and Money, he’s an award-winning freelance journalist who has written for Time, Barron’s, and Bloomberg BusinessWeek, and has appeared on MSNBC, CNN, CNBC, National Public Radio and Bloomberg Television. 

He lives with his family in Larchmont. 

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