An interesting read. Demographics, as is pointed out in the article, has a lot to do with it, or so it seems to me, judging by my experiences. Coming from a higher female to male ratio place to my spot in the desert which, according to the US Census, has a significantly different male-female balance – for every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 139.2 males – I’ve been amazed at the differences I’ve experienced. (And, believe me, those demographics attracted my attention during the choosing a destination period, ha, ha, ha) Maybe it is a difference between northern and southern cultures, but I think a lot of what I experience here is due to men valuing what seems to be a bit scarce here… women. None of that casual disinterest, Game-Theory crap down here. Nope, those “impressive wooing efforts, longer relationships” that the article bemoans the loss of are alive and well down here, and amazingly so.