So it's likely the metro region data is understating the problem.**If any of this research sounds familiar to you, it may be because Kate Bolick reviewed some of it in "All the Single Ladies." My overall argument here is, of course, somewhat somewhat inspired by hers.
Suggesting otherwise doesn't do human beings nearly enough justice, even if we're just talking about a schlubby guy from Portland.
___________________________________*An important note about the two graphs: The city data is from the ACS 2011 three-year estimates, which collect figures from 2009 through 2011.
But new research about who's on the most popular dating apps from Survey Monkey Intelligence shows that might not actually be the case.
When it comes to Tinder, the most popular dating app, the good news is that it's a 50/50 split between men and women. If you're looking to play the male/female odds though, not all apps have such an even split.
And with over seven million monthly users, that means that there are over 3.5 million ladies swiping on Tinder. Granted, a few of those are actually couples that sign up as women and are looking for a threesome (YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE), but still. There's a huge range in the percentage of women versus men on different apps.
To me, this sounds like another reason why women should be bold and send out more messages. You can check out the whole list below, just in case you want to increase your odds: Match had the highest percentage of women, with 60 percent of their two million users being female.In 1983, Marcia Guttentag and Robert Secord posited the theory that in female-heavy populations, men would become more promiscuous, and that in male-heavy populations, they'd become more faithful.Much of their thinking seemed to be confirmed in an analysis of 117 countries by Scott South and Katherine Trent.And because college graduates overwhelmingly tend to date other college graduates, that's created an enormous imbalance in the national dating pool. According to the Census Bureau's American Community Survey, there are 33 percent more women in Portland who are under the age of 35 and have at least a bachelor's degree in than there are men.That's on par with New York, which is notorious for its lopsided gender ratio.It's easy to be buried just in the sheer amount of people on there swiping and matching. Leaving only 40 percent of users as male, that's some competition if you're a woman seeking men.