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.
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.
Finally, we excluded people older than 65 since differences in life expectancy skew the gender ratio in the later years.
(Just ask my grandfather, who was very popular in the Miami Beach coffee shop scene back in the day.) How did we do this? Where the Boys Are Women looking for single men should try their odds in Vegas, where the ratio of men living alone to women living alone is the highest among the 100 largest metros: 1.34. San Jose, it turns out, also has plenty of men to choose from, with 1.23 men for every woman.
Several warm spots – Honolulu, Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, Florida, and Miami – also skew toward men (remember we’re not including those 65+), as do some mid-size metros around the country, like Worcester and Tacoma.
Among unmarried adults, 62 percent prefer to date someone who lives alone; only 14 percent prefer to date someone who lives with other people.
The most lopsided ratios, however, are not in these large metros.The ratio of men to women is above two in Williston, North Dakota, Gillette, Wyoming, and Rock Springs, Wyoming.