From an outside perspective, the rising trend of folks who work from home (telecommuters, freelancers, etc.) is pretty exciting. What could be better than skipping the commute …
Way back when, marriage was a necessity for women. They needed a husband to sign for a loan, job security (yes employers looked at marriage status) and, in general, to achieve upward mobility. Now that the union more of an emotional and social connection than an economic partnership, more women eschew holy matrimony in favor of independence. These days, there's just not as much demand for husbands.