One of my best friends from high school posted an Instagram photo of her dinner after a 14 hour flight from the US to Seoul, where she teaches at an international school. She's been an expat for the last three years. The caption: "Not sure if this is jet-lag-related or just singlehood...dinner is cheese and crackers dipped in sriracha, with seaweed on the side. And green tea. #thestruggleisreal #sriracha #seaweedisavegetable #eatingoffthecuttingboard # aintnobodygottimeforplates"
This sweet message reminded me of my own dinners salvaged of wine, yogurt, and carrots. Which made me think, almost all of my best female friends from high school are single? Especially those ranked in the highest percentage of their class.
So calling all economists, magazines, the US Census Bureau (yes you, the government), Malcolm Gladwell, Sheryl Sandberg, Hillary Clinton...everybody...we'd like to know, what percentage of men and women ranked in the top 5% of their high school are married today?
1. The majority of women (>50%) ranked in the top 5% of their high school are unmarried by the age of 28.
2. The majority of men ranked in the top 5% of their high school are married by the age of 28.
Why age 28? I have no idea. You choose.