Every week here at Time Out New York we receive a ton of submissions from single women for our weekly blind date column, The Undateables. We receive far, far less from men. There are probably a lot of factors at work there, but one part of it may come down to a simple numbers game.
In Manhattan, there are 38 percent more young female college grads than male. On top of that UCLA’s Williams Institute says that between 9 to 12 percent of the men in Manhattan are gay. Put those two statistics together, and the odds are not in single ladies’ favor.
Now, there’s even more (slightly) discouraging data. Andrew Hill, a cartographer for CartoDB, took the female population of the entire US and put it into a dot map. Pink dots represent areas where women make up more than 52 percent of the population and white dots represent areas where they make up less than 49 percent.
As you can see below, a lot of the city is looking pretty pink and purple. The Upper West Side and Upper East Side are particularly pink, and most of North Brooklyn looks like spilt Pepto Bismol.
Check out the interactive map below