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Why are the number of single and lonely men increasing?

Why are the number of single and lonely men increasing?

Societal failure to teach young boys the importance of communication has resulted in an increasing number of lonely and single men, a new study has found.

The number of these men is increasing, writes American psychologist Greg Matos, as they struggle to meet the higher standards of dating women.

Matos reported that men need to address a "skills deficit" as women seek partners who are "emotionally available, good communicators and share similar values".

The psychologist claims that he has discovered that the biggest problem of modern men is communication.

In a recent Psychology Today article, Matos wrote, "I hear recurring dating themes from women between the ages of 25 and 45: They prefer men who are emotionally available, good communicators, and share similar values."

He claimed to have discovered that modern men's biggest problem is communication, which is "the lifeblood of healthy, long-lasting love."

His findings come as data shows how men are the vast majority on dating apps, representing 62 percent of users, while figures collected in the US in 2019 showed that more men than women were single.

Dr Matos said society fails to teach young men the importance of communication, which has resulted in an increase in the number of unwittingly single men.

"Over the past 30 years, men have become a larger part of that growing group of long-term singles," explained the psychologist.

"And while you don't actually need to be in a relationship to be happy, men are usually happier and healthier when they're partnered."

The data point to societal changes that have occurred in recent decades, which allow many more women to make informed choices about their relationships. 

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