Other cities especially brutal for single women are Houston; Providence, RI; and Raleigh, NC.Better options include Silicon Valley, San Francisco, San Diego and Columbus, Ohio.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.
Head to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (72 percent male) or Georgia Tech (66 percent), two institutions with way more guys than girls.
“There’s a lot of social science showing that men behave differently in different relationship markets,” Birger says.
The Bay Area, for example, attracts programmers, computer scientists and engineers — fields that are disproportionately male.
The average gender ratio among US undergrads is now 57 percent women to 43 percent men. “Facebook did a study a few years ago on how couples met, and it turned out that 25 percent met their significant others in college or grad school,” Birger says.
And some universities are even less of a sausage fest. “What was interesting is that the men who met their wives in college were not the ones who attended colleges that were disproportionately female.
They attended colleges that were majority male.” Want to increase your chances of getting hitched? According to author Jon Birger, you’re not imagining things. To all the young, college-educated women out there who feel like Donald Trump will probably become president before they find a decent, eligible man, take comfort.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.“Atheists and agnostics are also disproportionately male.