Wedding bells ring sooner for women in places where single ladies are scarce, according to a new study of metropolitan areas in America. Where single women are rare, women marry earlier, researchers reported Aug. 4 in the journal Evolutionary Psychology.
Kruger first became interested in studying the effects of gender imbalance on the marriage market when he caught a glimpse of a magazine cover on a trip to New York City. "It had this cover picture on it that said, ’Attack of the Single Woman,’ and it had this giant woman with a big red dress like Godzilla tromping through the city," Kruger recalled. More>>