Calling All the Single Ladies: Look Here For Love


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A view of New York's neighborhoods. Credit: Trulia
If you’re single this Valentine's Day, then you might find yourself wondering where you could look for a good man or woman. It’s a great question to contemplate, because when it comes to finding love, research suggests that it’s about location, location, location. Fortunately, we can get a bird’s eye view of where the singles are located in various cities by using data.

Trulia just posted the results of a survey about the best and worst neighborhoods when it comes to male-to female ratios. What they found was that even in cities with the worst ratios of single women to men (e.g., D.C. and New York), or single men to women (Las Vegas or Honolulu), there are always neighborhoods that are exceptions to the rule.

New York women looking for a single man are wise to visit the lower side of Manhattan where there are there are 10-25% more single men than women. New York men are wise to visit the Upper East Side where most blocks have 25% more single women than men.

San Francisco women can find tons of single men in San Jose, which some locals appropriately call Man Jose. Single men in Man Jose might travel to the Marina for a night on the town where there are 25% more single women than men.

Washington D.C. women can find a surplus of men around Roslyn (25% more single men than women), whereas men should look to an expansive stretch of the Northwest side of D.C. (25% more single women than men).

Learn more about the where single men and women live.

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Ty Tashiro is the author of The Science of Happily Ever After: What Really Matters in the Quest for Enduring Love, an entertaining look at why modern dating is so challenging, why people can easily make bad partner choices, and how science can help us make smart decisions in the search for enduring love. It's available on Amazon, Indie Bound and Barnes & Noble. Dr. Ty received his Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Minnesota. His research has appeared in top academic journals and he has been an award-winning professor at the University of Maryland and University of Colorado. Follow him on facebook and twitter.








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