Let’s face it: as the weather grows colder, the atmosphere of your local bar changes for the worse.
Summer was about men and women fleeing their internships and dead-end jobs to idle away the evening on roof top decks.
We’re not going to make you and your friend pancakes.
Note: these data are based on the 2010 decennial Census.
Among unmarried adults, 62 percent prefer to date someone who lives alone; only 14 percent prefer to date someone who lives with other people.
Perhaps living alone sends the right signal about independence and availability – or perhaps living alone just makes dating easier (does anyone really want to hear their mom ask, "Honey, can I make you and your friend some pancakes? Whatever the reason, we get it: so we looked at the ratio of men living alone to women living alone in order to assess the dating scene.
In Los Angeles, men outnumber women across the downtown area, but women outnumber men across much of the west side, including Beverly Hills, Pico-Robertson, the 3rd Street area, and around the Beverly Center.
Farther west, along the coast, men outnumber women in El Segundo, Manhattan Beach, and Hermosa Beach. Billy Joel was right: in most metros, the neighborhood with the highest ratio of men to women is in or near downtown, as well as in recently redeveloped neighborhoods like Boston’s Waterfront or Long Island City.
On the other hand, "Man Jose" gets that nickname for having too few available women for the men of Silicon Valley. In love, as with real estate, it’s better to get the inside scoop before you start your search.
Each of these smaller metros is the center of a male-dominated industry: Williston is at the heart of the North Dakota oil boom, and Gillette and Rock Springs are Wyoming mining towns.
In fact, rural areas and smaller metros generally have a higher ratio of men to women.
We can point you to cities and neighborhoods where you’ll have more dating options, and we can even help you find a home there.
But if you’re looking for love, you’ll need to take it from that point.