Do you want to "marry up"? Writer Eric S. Raymond defined hypergamy as women wanting "to marry men who are bigger, stronger, higher-status, a bit older, and a bit brighter than they are." This controversial psychological phenomemon has recently been featured on the Today Show and O'Reilly Factor and has been recently shown to be true in a social science experiment published in 2012 by Gueguen and Lamy, that found that women were much more likely to accept passes from men seen driving higher status cars than lower status cars.
The problem with marrying up in America is that it clashes with another trend in 2014 America. Among Millennials, more young women are attending and graduating from college than young men. The research firm Reach Advisors has found that in most American cities, women under 30 are making more money than men in their age group. If they are to "marry up", they must compete for a limited pool of high status men their age or expand their pool by marrying older men that are of higher status and income.
Author and futurist George Gilder predicted this would occur 40 years ago in his brilliant book "Naked Nomads." Back then the advent of no fault divorce led to the trend of older high status men (median age 40) abandoning their older wives once they were past their peak child bearing years and remarrying younger second wives. This relationship phenomenon, made popular in the Hollywood movie "The First Wives Club" starring Goldie Hawn, Bette Midler and Diane Keaton, caused a major rupture of the social system, as older women and younger men ended up single. George Gilder observed that communist countries are puritanical on marriage because they could see the inequality of the sexual revolution, where the rich, powerful and charismatic bourgeois older men hoard the young desireable young women to the detriment of the proletariat young men.