Are you stuck in a dating rut? Are you unable to find that special someone despite your best efforts? Then you’re probably ugly with an awful personality.
Of course, there’s also a chance that it’s not your fault, and the demographics of your current city or town are to blame. Luckily, this map from Jonathan Soma will tell you if it’s time to move, and if so, where you should head.
Unlike other maps that break down cities by single men and women, this map takes age into account, so you won’t end up moving across the country only to find all the available singles are 30 years your senior. As Soma explains:
Among 20- and 30-somethings, almost every single city in America has more single men than single women. Although no single woman in New York will believe it, I promise it’s true. Once you get up into your 50’s, though, the balance shifts to extra single women everywhere.The changeover from extra men to extra women starts in the late 30’s, but doesn’t overtake California and the Pacific Northwest until everyone’s in their 50’s. If you are looking for single women in their twenties, they’re hiding out in Durham NC, Savannah GA, or Jackson MS. The North has nothing for you, it’s Southern belles or bust. If you’re on the prowl for single men in their late 50’s, Reno NV, Manchester NH, and Beaumont TX should be your primary hunting grounds. Beyond being flush with single gentleman, Beaumont also has one of the world’s largest fire hydrants! Get that U-Haul ready.
Of course, this map is geared toward straight men and women, and doesn’t account for singles who are gay, trans, or [insert alternative lifestyle I’m not aware of here]. But that’s due to a limitation of available data.
“The map unfortunately takes heterosexuality as a given,” Soma writes. “I just plain can’t think of a way around it.”