You can hassle me anonymously at [email protected] see a steady stream of bodega cat pictures at @dangerscarf. Data is from the 2012 American Community Survey, Table B12002, Sex By Marital Status By Age For The Population 15 Years And Over.They're 3-year estimates because I figured, hey, sounds like a good balance between the 1-year and 5-year estimates. We're using Metropolitan Statistical Areas, which are generally a big city and its immediate surroundings.If you can get to 50 the world seems to be nothing but women.Ladies: After your mid-40's, you will be fighting tooth and nail for the nine or ten remaining single men. The median age at first marriage for women is 26.5, while for men it's almost 29. New Orleans used to be a great place to find an unmarried girl in her twenties, but now they've all migrated north to Jackson, Mississippi.Sources: "The Complete Book of the Olympics" by David Wallechinsky and Jaime Loucky, International Olympic Committee; Amateur Athletic Assocation; Photographs: Chang W.Way back in 2006 a certain pop sociologist published a map of singles across America.
But for folks in the dating game, how is this information actually usable?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.