The Economics of Dating: How Game Theory and Demographics Explain Dating in D.C.

Book Forum
October 27, 2015 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EDT

Hayek Auditorium

Featuring the author Jon Birger, Contributor, Fortune; with comments by Karin Agness, President, Network of enlightened Women; moderated by Emily Ekins, Research Fellow, Cato Institute.

How do economics and game theory explain the dating scene in D.C.? To find out, join us on October 27 at 6:00 p,m. for a reception and book forum with journalist Jon Birger, author of Date‐​onomics: How Dating Became a Lopsided Numbers Game.
 

Using a combination of basic economic principles, demographics, game theory, and number crunching, Jon Birger explains America’s curiously lopsided dating and marriage market among single, college‐​educated, looking‐​for‐​a‐​partner women.

Birger investigates not only the consequences of this unequal ratio of college‐​educated men to women on dating but also a host of other social issues.

We hope that you will join us for a lively evening discussion of economics, game theory, and dating.

If you can’t make it to the event, you can watch it live online at www​.cato​.org/live and join the conversation on Twitter using #dateonomics. Follow @CatoEvents on Twitter to get future event updates, live streams, and videos from the Cato Institute.