I might get in a wee bit of trouble for posting this, but I'm glad Jessica Grose at Double X deconstructs Lori Gottlieb's "Marry Him: The Case for Settling for Mr. Good Enough."
This kind of thinking is defeatist. We don't need any extra pressure on American culture to give up where we want to be and start settling only for where we are. That wasn't the kind of thinking that made America great, it isn't the kind of thinking that will give you a great marriage.
And if you think that only women are subjected to pressures to settle down, get married and start havin' babies, you ain't met my family, Jack. Hell, my pops recently backed off his demands for the first two, and just wants me to knock some lady up.
Something tells me that wouldn't be a situation that ends well.