Among unmarried adults, 62 percent prefer to date someone who lives alone; only 14 percent prefer to date someone who lives with other people.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.
In Los Angeles, men outnumber women across the downtown area, but women outnumber men across much of the west side, including Beverly Hills, Pico-Robertson, the 3rd Street area, and around the Beverly Center.
Farther west, along the coast, men outnumber women in El Segundo, Manhattan Beach, and Hermosa Beach. Billy Joel was right: in most metros, the neighborhood with the highest ratio of men to women is in or near downtown, as well as in recently redeveloped neighborhoods like Boston’s Waterfront or Long Island City.
To figure out where the gender ratio is most skewed in each direction, we went right to the data.
We know from our consumer survey about love and housing that not all singles are equally in demand, at least when it comes to dating.
dormitories, prisons, barracks, and other institutions) and people aged 65 and older.