According to an article written for Psychology Today, "dating opportunities for heterosexual men are diminishing as healthy relationship standards increase."
Board-certified couple and family psychologist Greg Matos found that men are now "more likely than women to be unpartnered, which wasn’t the case 30 years ago."
"With so many options, it’s not surprising that women are increasingly selective," says Matos.
However, according to Matos, men are "typically happier and healthier when partnered" as romantic relationships can be "healing" and "disrupt generational trauma."
He claims there is a "relationship skills gap" as the "dating theme" nowadays seems to be that women, "prefer men who are emotionally available, good communicators, and share similar values."
The article states men should address their "skills deficit" so they can attain a partner, however, why must men only adopt these skills if they're looking for a partner?
Why aren't men happy being single?
Why must they have a girlfriend?
Since publication the article has been shared on feminist platforms such as 'MFW' and 'Womens Right News.'
Many having criticised the article for blaming women for simply expecting the bare minimum in relationships.
"Won’t somebody - anybody - please, please get women back on the dating apps, since clearly those pesky single women with their unencumbered lives are badly letting the side down by refusing to date and mate with men who think a vacuum cleaner is nothing but something to trip over, a toilet brush magically scrubs the loo itself, groceries appear in the cupboard courtesy of the supermarket fairy, and foreplay is saying "honey, brace yourself”" wrote a member of MFW, "won’t SOMEBODY please do something for all the poor, hard-done-by and long-suffering men?"