I’ve been doing a lot of navel gazing lately, wondering why so many women I know in New York City are hot, smart, fun, successful…and still single. Myself included, of course. And why are all my friends in Cali scoring great dudes? A new “Singles Map”of the USA has solved these mysteries for me—in New York, single women outnumber single men by more than 210,000. Meanwhile, in California, single dudes far outnumber the single ladies. So is it time to start a new gold rush? Some other things this map reveals: that perhaps the state of Florida isn’t so bad after all—in every city but Miami, there’s a plethora of single men and not enough women to go around. Dallas, Las Vegas, Denver, Minneapolis, and Los Angeles also are good bets. The bad news is really for East Coast women—basically, we are effed cause single women outnumber single men by a margin varying from 20,000 to 300,000 per city.
I think this map was one of the most enlightening explanations about singledom, ever. Screw that “childhood wounding” garbage, it’s all about statistics. So what are ambitious, single, East Coast ladies such as myself supposed to do? Move? I came to New York for career options and culture, and I always thought (maybe erroneously) that if I followed my dreams, worked hard, and enjoyed my life, the dude would follow. Maybe not?
How does your city stack up? And would you consider relocating for love? [Boston Globe]