Their names were specifically chosen to be androgynous to allow for same-sex or opposite-sex pairings, depending on the context. In the case of dancing (where the people are ordered by dance ability) or law co-workers (where they are ordered by lawyering skills), we have already seen that the Addisons of the world typically pair off with the Baileys.
We will look at several examples and ask: When do we see Addison pairing with Bailey? That pattern holds in many other contexts, but not all.
Nowadays, successful men are more likely to marry successful women. It reflects the fact that there are more high-flying women.
In this adaptation of his recent book, “Everything I Ever Needed to Know About Economics I Learned from Online Dating,” Stanford economist Paul Oyer explains how our preferences to be around other people perpetuate our own socioeconomic positions.
Oyer’s first post for Making Sen$e – a I am a terrible dancer.
She would be frustrated by my reluctance to dance, my inability to keep up with her while dancing, and with having to watch me try.
So it would make much more sense for good dancers to date one another and for women who cannot dance to go out with the likes of me.
I have no natural rhythm, I move in an ungraceful manner, and my lack of talent is compounded by pronounced self-consciousness when I’m on the dance floor.