Evolutionary Analysis of Male Reddit Users Attempts to Explain Singlehood

Societies around the world are increasingly full of singles. Marriage rates are plummeting across Asia, Europe, and the United States, and committed relationships are in rapid decline as well. To understand this alarming trend, researchers recently took to Reddit, a place where people are more than happy to talk about their feelings. Menelaos Apostolou, Ph.D., an associate professor at the University of Nicosia, examined 6,794 comments left on an r/askreddit post that simply asked: Guys, why are you single? Apostolou explains in a study published Wednesday in Evolutionary Psychological Science that the Redditors’ varied answers fit into three main evolutionary theoretical frameworks that explain singlehood overall. ….[READ]