Of course, we’re only talking about the quantity of men and women, not whether they’re your idea of a great date.
If you’re not into the men of Vegas or the women of the Upper East Side, that’s your business.
We’re not going to make you and your friend pancakes.
Note: these data are based on the 2010 decennial Census.
All the Single Ladies Women outnumber men in the big three power centers of the Northeast: Washington, D. The ratio is highest in the Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick metro, which is just over the Maryland border from Washington, D. Nine of the 10 metros with the highest ratio of women to men are in the East: Oakland is the only exception.
The ratio of women to men tends to be highest in larger metros.
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.
Uptown Girl, East End Boys Billy Joel and the Pet Shop Boys – who otherwise couldn’t be more different – were both onto something.
We also subtracted estimates of the gay and lesbian population in order to focus on men and women interested in dating someone of the opposite sex; check out our Welcome to the Gayborhood post if that’s news you can use.