Second, it's tougher for a 35-plus woman to get hitched when compared to a man of the same age.
This is because a woman in her 20s is OK with a 35-year-old guy but not vice-versa.
Separately, women have a strong view that they are ahead of the maturity curve when compared to men of the same age.
The combination of these phenomena makes it mathematically more difficult for older women to find men to marry since the pool of eligible men is smaller than that of eligible women.
Finally, once a woman has entered her 30s, she's been working for over a decade and is financially secure, has travelled a bit and has likely been in a couple of relationships.
She is far more aware of what she wants in a man – usually it's more than his resume.
For many of the brilliant single male engineers, doctors and MBAs out there, they've likely been consumed by their work and may not be as 'well rounded' as the women would like.
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