Breaking: Smart Women No Longer Doomed to Life of Spinsterhood

"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]