There are always more women available for marriage than men. In spite of the proximity of numerical equality at birth, the social reality has always been – for several reasons – that there are more marriageable women than men. War, disease, irresponsibility, homosexuality, vocation, selfishness – these are some of the reasons which produce the gap.

James Wesley Stivers
Eros Made Sacred
Patriarch Publishing House, 2007, p. 38