Man, Interrupted: Why Young Men Don’t Have Female Mates

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A year ago we attended a Junior League dinner at the tony Menlo Circus Club in Atherton, California. We were struck by the numbers of unescorted Junior Leaguers. Some tables were filled only with women. Are these well-bred and accomplished women so choosy or so scary that they can’t find suitable dates from among among the numerous accomplished men in Silicon Valley for such an event? Apparently the problem lies in the men, according to a new book. Three years ago the authors had already posited in an earlier publication that boys and young men have been addicted to video games and online porn (both of which are compelling), with the negative consequence that they are unable to deal with real-life situations, including relationships with women.