The latest cosmic mystery

Nicole1.jpg Academy Award-winning actress Nicole Kidman is having trouble meeting available men, according to the Associated Press: Being a single mother makes it difficult to find a mate, says actress Nicole Kidman. “I’m hoping to meet someone and be happy with them. But that’s not as easy as it sounds. I’m a 37-year-old woman with ...

By , a professor of international politics at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.
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Academy Award-winning actress Nicole Kidman is having trouble meeting available men, according to the Associated Press:

Being a single mother makes it difficult to find a mate, says actress Nicole Kidman. “I’m hoping to meet someone and be happy with them. But that’s not as easy as it sounds. I’m a 37-year-old woman with two children. Men aren’t beating a path to my door,” she said in an interview published in the latest issue of “Now” magazine Wednesday. “I don’t want to sound like a woman from a lonely hearts club and I don’t want to advertise. The children are my priority. I take them around with me — movies or baseball games or local shows — and that’s not so appealing for any new man on the scene, is it?” she said…. “But I’m single and there’s no-one out there for me at the moment.” (emphasis added)

So, basically, Miss Kidman — who has some noteworthy professional accomplishments on her vita and is by many accounts a charming conversationalist — is having difficulties finding a kid-friendly boyfriend of a suitable age. Let’s take another gander at Nicole:

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Nicole2.jpg

Right. Possible explanations for this eligible bachelor gap:

1) Single men over the age of 30 are painfully shy; 2) Single men over the age of 30 are deathly afraid of rejection; 3) Single men over the age of 30 are morons.

Daniel W. Drezner is a professor of international politics at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. Twitter: @dandrezner

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