In these nations, it is actually becoming a problem because the country needs enough babies to be born to support the retired population.
When part of the population refuses to marry and have children, it becomes a practical problem.
Patrice Lewis is a freelance writer whose latest book is "The Simplicity Primer: 365 Ideas for Making Life more Livable." She is co-founder (with her husband) of a home woodcraft business.
The Lewises live on 20 acres in north Idaho with their two homeschooled children, assorted livestock, and a shop that overflows into the house with depressing regularity. Remember when a woman named Jackie claimed she was gang-raped at a University of Virginia frat party?
Whether the man was recently divorced or has had bad experiences with women, there are sometimes reasons why guys give up on relationships completely.
In some cases, guys are anti-feminist and just hate women.
Rolling Stone magazine conducted an extensive interview with the so-called victim and ran an enormous editorial on the crime, without bothering to interview the presumed attackers.
Even though you try not to take it personal, it’s hard.
While there are many events at which young adults can meet and mingle, we wanted an event that was explicitly pointed towards the goal of good relationships.
Of course we had no idea how this scheme would be received and whether or not we would even achieve the minimum number of forty people to actually book out the hotel restaurant.
In the United States, we don’t really have that problem.
While there are some guys who give up on women, there are not enough guys doing this for it to really affect the birth rate.