Women are freezing their eggs, and apparently it's because there aren't enough good men to go around.

I mean surely that's down to taste not science? Although it would be nice to finally discover a valid reason for why us singletons have been struggling all these years. FML.

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Would you believe there's even been a study into this theory?

Well believe it, because Yale university has claimed that there is a 'dearth of educated men', meaning that us intelligent, professional women are experiencing a shortage of suitable males to marry and have babies with.

This has apparently resulted in more women choosing to preserve their eggs, according to the report.

Talk about extreme measures!

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Anthropologist Professor Marcia Inhorn, said that there is an 'oversupply' of graduate women, but not enough men to pair them up with.

The professor said that this problem is especially present in countries where there are more women attending university than men, which happens to be the case here in the UK.

She went as far to say that the solution might be for women to drop their standards in order to find a man.

WOW. This seems a little harsh on the male species, doesn't it?

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Talking at the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology conference in Switzerland, she said: "In China they call them 'left over women'. It sounds cold and callous but in demographic terms this is about missing men and left over women.

"These are highly educated, very successful women and one after another they were saying they couldn't find a partner.

"How could it be that all these amazing, attractive, intelligent women were lamenting about their ability to find a partner?

"The answer comes in the demographics - growing disparities in the education levels of men and women."

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The study looked at 150 women in the US and Israel, who are having their eggs frozen.

Over 90% of those involved in the study claimed their reason for doing so was because they were not married, with 81% having a university degree.

Prof Inhorn said that women need to be 'more open' to the idea of meeting someone less educated than themselves, whilst also saying we need to get our boys and men 'off to a better start'.

She said: "Most women who are educated would like to have an educated partner.

"Maybe women need to be prepared to be more open to the idea of a relationship with someone not as educated. But also maybe we need to be doing something about our boys and young men, to get them off to a better start."

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Prof Inhorn is starting to sound like a bit of a man hater to us. We think she needs to give them a little credit, they ain't all bad.

But who knows, maybe there is some logic behind it all? It's none of our business TBH.

If you are still struggling, you can always try your luck on a dating show like 'Naked Attraction'?

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What have you got to lose?

Written by Stephanie Shaw

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