Jon Birger
Jon Birger
Jon Birger

Author of DATE-ONOMICS and MAKE YOUR MOVE

Jon Birger

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Bio

Jon Birger is the author of two dating books Date-onomics: How Dating Became a Lopsided Numbers Game (Workman Publishing​,​ 2015) and the forthcoming Make Your Move: The New Science of Dating and Why Women Are in Charge (BenBella Books​,​ 2021). He's a familiar face and voice on television​,​ radio​,​ and the lecture circuit. Media appearances include ABC’s Good Morning America​,​ BBC World Service​,​ CNBC​,​ CNN​,​ MSNBC​,​ National Public Radio​,​ and Fox News. Past speaking engagements include The Cato Institute​,​ South By Southwest​,​ The Economic Club of Florida​,​ New York University​,​ and University of Kansas. Jon can tailor remarks to your group or event. Prior speaking topics: the impact of college sex ratios on campus life; the connections between lopsided sex ratios and modern hookup culture (and #MeToo); the boy problem in American education; and why elite colleges are exploiting a loophole in Title IX in order to admit more boys. Before emerging as America's Accidental Dating Guru​,​ Jon was senior writer at Fortune Magazine​,​ writing feature articles on companies such as Apple​,​ Priceline and Royal Dutch Shell. In 2013​,​ he was named to AlwaysOn Network’s list of “Power Players in Technology Business Media​,​ and his work has also appeared in Barron’s​,​ Bloomberg BusinessWeek​,​ Money​,​ New York Magazine​,​ Time Magazine​,​ The New York Post​,​ and The Washington Post. A graduate of Brown University​,​ Jon lives with his family in Larchmont​,​ N.Y.

Synopsis/Praise

“Date-onomics is the Moneyball of dating. College-educated women wanting to improve their odds in today’s wacky marriage ‘market’ will be dog-earing its pages.” —Jean Chatzky, NBC’s Today show financial editor and New York Times bestselling author "Think Freakonomics and Moneyball if you run across Date-onomics, a by-the-numbers book on dating that argues advice-givers serving up tips for women on how to a find a man have it all wrong." —Associated Press “A fascinating look at romance and what’s going on with the mating rituals of homo sapiens today. This book will surprise and enlighten you.” —AJ Jacobs, New York Times bestselling author of The Year of Living Biblically and Drop Dead Healthy “The author…provides fascinating evidence to show how and why dating and mating culture in America has changed in the 21st century.” —Kirkus Review

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