In China, they are called ‘leftover’ women.‘It sounds cold and callous, but in demographic terms it’s true.
There are not enough graduates for them,’ said the study’s author Marcia Inhorn, professor of anthropology at Yale University. Frustrated young women terrified of being left single and childless — and men driven by a sense of inadequacy.‘Men may claim to want educated women, but don’t know how to deal with those they meet and some say they’re intimidated by me,’ says Natasha, who grew up in Birmingham and is single after breaking up with her boyfriend this year.‘I feel I’m hitting a brick wall.’Like many arts degrees, her media and communications course is dominated by female students, and Natasha claims the few male undergraduates ‘lack the intellectual maturity to handle conversations’.‘One cancelled our date four times because he was too busy getting drunk.
It will be a serious test for an Arsenal side who have had their commitment questioned already inside the last seven days, with Watford's Troy Deeney suggesting Arsene Wenger's side lack the 'cojones' for the fight after his Hornets downed the Gunners in the Premier League on Saturday.
Deeney said: 'Having a bit of cojones, I think the word is.
They have been successful abroad, too, winning the European Cup in 1991 thanks to a penalty shootout victory over Marseille, following a 0-0 draw in Bari, Italy.
On A-level results day last month, 133,280 British women aged 18 secured a university place compared with 103,800 men of the same age.
The effects of this carry over into the workplace, where women aged from 22 to 29 typically now earn £1,111 more a year than their male peers.
‘I’m not claiming to be Albert Einstein, but I can’t seem to meet a man I find intellectually stimulating,’ she says.
Nor is she the only well-educated young woman who says she is too clever to find love.