Does High Educational Attainment Limit the Availability of Romantic Partners? Article

Burt, I, Lewis, SV, Beverly, MG et al. (2010). Does High Educational Attainment Limit the Availability of Romantic Partners? . 18(4), 448-454. 10.1177/1066480710378128

cited authors

  • Burt, I; Lewis, SV; Beverly, MG; Patel, SH

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abstract

  • Research indicates that highly educated individuals endure hardships in finding suitable romantic partners. Romantic hardships affect social and emotional adjustment levels, leading to low self-efficacy in relationship decision making. To address the need for research pertaining to this topic, the authors explored the experiences of eight individuals purposively chosen. Conducting interviews based in qualitative methods, the authors discuss thematic patterns emerging from the study. Constraints such as lack of time and social outlets were barriers to meeting highly desirable mates. © 2010, SAGE Publications. All rights reserved.

publication date

  • January 1, 2010

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start page

  • 448

end page

  • 454

volume

  • 18

issue

  • 4