Other cities especially brutal for single women are Houston; Providence, RI; and Raleigh, NC.
The island is great for, say, watching a cheesy musical or spending 0 on a bottle of vodka. In Manhattan, the numbers are even more dire, with 38 percent more young female college grads than male.Consider dating a nonbeliever, even if it makes your grandma cry into her meat sauce.“People who leave organized religion are disproportionately male,” Birger says.Slaving away in p.r., education, nursing, event planning or other female-dominant fields? “Stanford sociologist Michael Rosenfeld reports that 10 percent of Americans meet their future spouses at work,” Birger says.Some careers to consider: mechanical engineering (93 percent male), computer network administration (83 percent) and financial advising (74 percent). More than 700 of our readers, between ages 50 and 89, told us what activities they want in retirement communities.Our survey respondents and data research pointed us to two ideas for single seniors.In “Date-onomics: How Dating Became a Lopsided Numbers Game,” out today, Birger, a former writer for Fortune and Money magazines, crunched demographic, census and other data to show that it really is historically rough out there for the ladies.After noticing that his single gal pals were always complaining that “guys were ignoring them or were toying with them,” Birger decided to investigate.“The problem is, Americans — both men and women — have become more rigid about dating across socioeconomic boundaries.” To find a mate, college-educated women should consider dating working-class men.“In the future, we’re going to see more of what I call ‘mixed collar’ marriages,” Birger says.