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Old 02-24-2012, 05:48 AM
 
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Hi,

l was wondering what you guys say to the single men - women ratio in LA.
I just read an article which says that LA is the place to be if you're a single woman, because there are way more single men than women.
Check it here: A singles map of the United States of America - The Boston Globe
What are your experiences? is dating relatively easy in LA, especially if you're a woman?

Don't get me wrong, I'm not planning to move to LA because of that I'm living in New York and I feel that the article is right about New York- it seems like that there are more (single) women than men here.
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Old 02-24-2012, 07:42 AM
 
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Many of those single men out here are day laborers, so keep that in mind.
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Old 02-24-2012, 08:37 AM
 
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Yes its a good place if you are a single woman.

However, its not like theres an excess of available men. As the poster above indicates, a LOT of the single men are immigrants from Mexico that speak mostly spanish and work very low end jobs.

I know the neighborhood I used to live in..Valley Glen/Van Nuys...there was a horrible imbalance...very very few single women, tons of single low income men.

OTOH, where I live now in Downtown LA, there seems to be a very good balance with lots of single men and women.
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Old 02-24-2012, 09:07 AM
 
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What?? You mean single women don't go for low income guys? Shocking!
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Old 02-24-2012, 10:19 AM
 
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Also, I think the men here seem spoiled when it comes to women. There are lots of glamorous women at the malls and stuff, but most of the hot men are gay.
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Old 02-24-2012, 10:28 AM
 
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What?? Single women don't go for shlubby looking guys? Shocking!
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Old 02-24-2012, 12:11 PM
 
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What?? Single women don't go for shlubby looking guys?
LOL, the map in the article is from 2006 and I assume post-recession a lot of men lost their jobs and left the area improving the ratio.

Even if accurate though 90k more single men out of a population of like 15 million people in the greater LA area doesn't seem so lopsided.
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Old 02-24-2012, 12:46 PM
 
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I (female) found dating in LA WAAAAAAAY better/easier than dating in Boston. Guys here are pretty friendly/flirty and cute. In Boston, in my early 20s, I could barely get a date to save my life. In LA, in my 30s, the guys were banging down my door!
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Old 02-24-2012, 06:39 PM
 
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I am single guy, and I feel like I meet a lot more single women here in LA, than back in the Chicago area.

But thats more because in Chicago, most singles in their 20s and 30s all congregate in a few north side neighborhoods that weren't exactly my kind of area. The rest of the city and suburbs outside the north side corridor was bad for dating.

In LA there are singles in there 20s and 30s spread out over many areas, so no matter where you live you will find people in your demographics.

The church I belong to has a huge young adult community with what seems to be many more single women than single men. Also there are so many different fun things across LA for great date ideas.
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Old 02-25-2012, 12:07 PM
 
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I (female) found dating in LA WAAAAAAAY better/easier than dating in Boston. Guys here are pretty friendly/flirty and cute. In Boston, in my early 20s, I could barely get a date to save my life. In LA, in my 30s, the guys were banging down my door!
Are you a white girl?
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