Where to Find a Date for Tomorrow

Trulia has evaluated the ratios of men and women living alone in America's largest metros and neighborhoods to determine the best bets to find an available mate from the opposite sex. Guys, there's not much time to book your ticket to D.C....

Trulia looked at the ratio of men living alone to women living alone "in order to assess the dating scene" in America's largest metros and neighborhoods. Their findings could change were you end up spending next Valentine's Day. Just to be clear, we're talking about quantity, not quality here. 

For the ladies, your best chance to find an available man is Las Vegas, which has four men for every three women. "Man Jose" isn't far behind, in fifth place, with 1.23 men for every woman. Interestingly, notes Jed Kolko, "rural areas and smaller metros generally have a higher ratio of men to women." Hence, "The ratio of men to women is above 2 in Williston, ND, Gillette, WY, and Rock Springs, WY. 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."

Guys, you still reading? "Women outnumber men in the big three power centers of the Northeast: Washington, D.C., Boston, and New York. The ratio is highest in the Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick metro, which is just over the Maryland border from Washington, D.C. Nine of the 10 metros with the highest ratio of women to men are in the East: Oakland is the only exception."

What about individual neighborhoods? In New York, men should head to the Upper East Side, and women should check out Long Island City. In Los Angeles, Beverly Center boasts more women to men, while Downtown is where to find the guys. In Chicago, guys outnumber girls in Greektown, while the opposite is true in the Near North Side.

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