dormitories, prisons, barracks, and other institutions) and people aged 65 and older.
We adjusted these counts of men and women living alone based on our estimates of the prevalence of single gay men and women in each ZCTA, in order to estimate the number of heterosexual single men and women living alone.
(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.
To figure out where the gender ratio is most skewed in each direction, we went right to the data.
Perhaps living alone sends the right signal about independence and availability – or perhaps living alone just makes dating easier (does anyone really want to hear their mom ask, "Honey, can I make you and your friend some pancakes? Whatever the reason, we get it: so we looked at the ratio of men living alone to women living alone in order to assess the dating scene.
C., women often complain about the lack of available men.