According to Regnerus, it’s because “sex is just cheap now.” With “hookups” and serial monogamy taking the place of lifelong covenants, men don’t have to commit in order to receive sex. Nowadays, they can get a girl in bed without the price they would once have paid, and so the demand for marriageable women has plummeted.

Meanwhile, men have found themselves in higher demand than ever. According to Regnerus, even a mediocre man with a poor work ethic and no desire to marry can often enter sexual relationships today, because women have become desperate. Add pornography into the mix, he says, and women don’t stand a chance.

— John Stonestreet interviews Mark Regnerus, Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Texas, Breakpoint