Breaking: Smart Women No Longer Doomed to Life of Spinsterhood

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"You're not going to like it, George! She's an old maid! She never married! She's just about to close up the library!”

"Marriage rates in the U.S. for college-educated women have risen enormously since the 1950s," Stevenson said. "In 1950, less than three quarters of white college-educated women went on to marry by age 40 [compared with 90 percent of high-school graduates]. But today, 86 percent marry by age 40, compared with 88 percent of high-school grads." And 70 percent of black college-educated women marry by age 40, compared with 53 percent of those who never finished high school. The numbers are probably less favorable if you are horrible, though. [Newsweek]