2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

DATE-ONOMICS: It's Not You, It's the Ratio

Saturday, March 12
11:00AM - 11:30AM

Austin Convention Center
Room 10AB
531 E 4th St


Fortune writer Jon Birger's book, DATE-ONOMICS, uses demographics, economics and biology to explain a familiar phenomenon: the single, college-grad woman who can't find love. He argues that lopsided gender ratios—4 women graduating college for every 3 men—are behind the hookup culture, declining marriage rates, and even the rise in campus rape. There are long-term solutions—fixing “the boy problem” in our schools—plus dating strategies for women frustrated by the gap and by men who exploit it. Another topic: How Silicon Valley’s rare oversupply of men supercharges wealth creation, forcing men to compete and leading to one of the highest marriage rates, and lowest divorce rates, in the U.S.

Hashtags: #sxsw #DATEONOMICS


Jon Birger at SXSW

Jon Birger

Author, Journalist & Fortune Magazine Contributor


Jon Birger is an award-winning journalist, contributor to Fortune Magazine, and author of "DATE-ONOMICS: How Dating Became a Lopsided Numbers Game" (Workman Publishing, September 2015). For Fortune...

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