That’s what I did for the better part of my Labor Day last year, and after hours of searching turned up… Part of the reason Why I Write, is to be one of those voices, that never make The Root or The Grio or Madame Noire; that never makes it to the umpteen panels where these kinds of topics are discussed; or, God forbid, such august forums and venues like .

Simply put, Blue Collar Guys like me, have been and continue to be talked about but never talked to; we’re stereotyped and objectified, seen as the oh-so-awesome You Go Grrl’s “Plan D,” often their last stop on the way to Verified Spinstahood.

"I think that's dissipated a bit, where there aren't these built-in expectations of who should be above." Educated, professional women exposed to men working lower-paying jobs growing up are more likely to date them, said Amadu Jacky Kaba, a sociology professor at Seton Hall University in New Jersey.

"When they see a hard-working garbage collector or different kinds of lower-level jobs, then they trust them," Kaba said.

I got wind of a very interesting article by way of a commenter on one of the blogs that I write for; the piece was entitled “The Worst Cities for College-Educated Women Trying to Find a Decent Date.” An informative read, the author, Mr.

Jordan Weissmann, shows the data that in more than 100 major urban/metro areas of the United States, women with college degrees outnumber men on an average of upwards of 30% nationwide.

Instead, people are intrigued by his dog-walking job.

"It doesn't bother me one bit that she makes more money," said her husband one morning as he was gearing up to walk 15 dogs.

But, the problem that I have with these kinds of “the sky is falling” discussions, such as the recent one in the Atlantic and that which occurs all the time in Black America, is the glaring assumptions that are made about Blue Collar Guys in such a broadstroke manner, and the fact that for all the handwringing and alarmist chatter, no one has actually deigned to talk to Blue Collar Guys themselves, and to hear, in their own voices, what, if anything, they have to say about the matter.

Please, don’t take my word for it – do up a Google search or two yourself.

She, too, makes more money than her boyfriend, who dropped out of school in the eighth grade. You need to be dating a guy with a suit and tie,' " she said.