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Before you head to your holiday gatherings to face dreaded relationship questions from your relatives, go armed with the knowledge that if you are single in the city of Chicago, it could be because research shows the odds are just simply not in your favor. A new study finds Chicago singles have a drastically lower chance of finding a significant other than singles living in other major U. The included data ranges from the percentage of singles among each gender and lifestyle characteristics in the region to costs of dates.
So with the help of my Martin Prosperity Institute team, we crunched the numbers for metros where men outnumber women and where women outnumber men, based on data from the American Community Survey. The first map, like the original, charts the surplus of men or women ages As inthe odds still favor single men on the East Coast, single women on the West.
Young adults who would like to get married naturally start looking for love in the community they live in, but in some parts of the country, the odds may be against them. A new Pew Research Center analysis finds pronounced differences in the ratio between men and women living in the largest U. Nationwide, single young men outnumber their female counterparts.
The Michigan cities where the bars are packed, people are out and about, and looking to meet new people. Incidentally, here are the best places for dating in Michigan:. To figure out the best places to find a date in a state, we rely on a complex algorithm that factors in things we generally think make it easy to find single people, and then we figure out which cities have the least number of those things:.
That makes it the lowest ranked city -- by a decent margin -- in terms of dating satisfaction in America. Noticing a pattern in where these low-rated cities are located? Also see: 3 reasons people are getting the hell out of the Northeast. For young daters there may be an even bigger problem with the Northeast: Many people their age are moving elsewhere, particularly to the South and Sunbelt.
If you're not having a happy Valentine's Day, you might live in Syracuse. Less than 15 percent of single people are satisfied with the dating scene in the Salt City, according to a survey of 11, singles in 70 U. According to the Post, Syracuse is the worst city for finding love -- in terms of "dating satisfaction" -- by a huge margin.