Josefin Malmqvist

How Economics and Game Theory explain the shortage of available, attractive men!

Read this (yet another amazing) Slate magazine article (thank you Aneurin). This one on how game theory in Economics explain why all the attractive and sociable young men are gone/out of the market. The paradox of eligible bachelors is apparently that women who are ”strong bidders”, meaning conventionally deemed more a catch cause of looks, social ability etc, will loose to the ”weak bidders”, the women who are not all that. The reason for this is simple: the weak bidders know that they can be outbid so they are more aggressive, whereas the ”strong bidders” hold out for the really good catch, which by then will be gone! So be aggressive ladies and know what you want!