It must be you…

An article by Richard Florida notes large disparities between the numbers of single men and single women in urban locations across the US. Let the conforming to already-existing gendered assumptions begin!

Singles Map

As you can see, if you are looking for a single man, he’s on the West Coast – if you are looking for single women, they’re on the East Coast. Of course, this says nothing about who they are, sexual orientation, and the like. Now, sure, I can go into the sociological implications of life course decision-making, job opportunities, gender differences and similarities. But really, I just want to say that if you are a straight woman in New York looking for a straight man, you’re kind of S.O.L. If you’re that same woman looking for a straight man in LA (though many more men in LA are gay than comparables elsewhere) or Dallas or Denver or Seattle, it must be you. If you are a straight man looking for a straight woman in NYC and not succeeding, you aren’t working hard enough.

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