(CNN) -- If dating is a numbers game, then single ladies should consider this: A Pew Research Center report this year noted a surge in women between the ages of 30 and 44 making more money than their husbands.
Women made more money than men in 22 percent of married couples surveyed in 2007, compared with 4 percent in 1970.
"The pool of college educated men isn't growing as rapidly as it is for women." There is also a gender shift in the realm of education. Researchers have found educational attainment to be a higher priority among couples than ever.
Women represent nearly 60 percent of students holding advanced degrees in areas such as medicine, law, business and graduate programs, the U. Popular online dating sites and e Harmony report that romances happen occasionally between educated, professional women and men who are less educated or have a lower salary.
The report predicts how relationships will change over the next 25 years (and discusses how they've already changed in recent years) using e Harmony's user data; historical accounts; and interviews with anthropology, technology, and biomedicine experts. For me, it's a shared understanding that I always sleep on the side of the bed furthest from the door and a common love for spicy Indian food. (Though, I think if you do the research, you'll find out I'm right.Any arguments can be diffused and you'll appreciate each other much more. To further clarify, Preece breaks down the specifics of what he calls “affiliative” humor, which is all about creating a connection by finding common ground, sharing stories and bonding over life's funny anecdotes.“When you can both laugh about things together then you'll naturally bond and be a stronger couple,” Preece explained.Quick: What do you think the number one ingredient for a strong relationship is? When this is in alignment, you'll be able to see the funny side of most situations and generally be more relaxed about what life may throw at you. Just saying.)Expert James Preece, also known as the Dating Guru, says the golden ticket to a strong, amazing relationship is sharing a great sense of humor. This actually makes a lot of sense because finding humor in the same things can lead to awesome effects, like greater happiness, wellbeing and bonding between partners.