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Old 12-26-2010, 07:46 PM
 
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Where I live I always hear that there are too many single women, and men have trouble finding 'good' men. Kind of annoys me, really, cos they sure don't act like there's a shortage of men.

 
Old 12-26-2010, 08:06 PM
 
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----- "Strangely enough, there are supposedly far more single women in DC than men." -----

Yes of course, because so many of the men of DC are locked in prison, or have died in drug wars.

Statistically, the highest ratio of men is in Alaska and in rugged ranching areas of the west like Wyoming. The highest ratio of women is in large eastern cities, including New England and NYC.

And as was pointed out, Hispanic male immigrants greatly outnumber Hispanic female immigrants in the U.S. The males come to the U.S. and leave behind whole villages in Mexico and Central America full of mostly women, children, and the elderly.

CHINA, which for decades has only allowed "one child per family" has a tremendous excess of young males over young females, due to selective abortion by parents (using ultrasound to detect the sex of fetuses) who prefer that their one child allowed, must be male. As a result, tens of millions of young Chinese men are frustrated, and some are importing brides from other Asian countries, despite the cultural differences. Psychologists fear that the millions of celibate Chinese men will eventually channel their sexual frustrations by causing a War. The same is true to a lesser extent in India. Beware of this looming crisis.
But with so many Chinese girls being adopted by Americans, will there be a shortage of Chinese men in the U.S. soon?
 
Old 12-26-2010, 08:37 PM
 
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... I've noticed the decline in women as well in this area. .... DC just isn't the same as it was a few years back. It's a shame.
Thanks for this post, it really confirms what I've been noticing recently. Good to know I'm not imagining it.
 
Old 12-27-2010, 12:50 AM
 
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Quality or quantity?
MUST BE Quality!!!
 
Old 12-27-2010, 01:20 AM
 
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Where I live I always hear that there are too many single women, and men have trouble finding 'good' men. Kind of annoys me, really, cos they sure don't act like there's a shortage of men.
You sound like you live in San Francisco.
 
Old 12-27-2010, 03:50 AM
 
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MUST BE Quality!!!
Well, seriously, a person can quote statistics and census figures but what they don't indicate is the age bracket of the U.S. census begins with boys and girls at 14 years old as 'men and women.' It also includes those in prison and mental institutions and the homeless. So, you really need to understand the math and QUANTITY that goes into these statistics to understand the ratio of quality and what is quality for one isn't for another to determine if there is really a 'shortage.'
 
Old 12-28-2010, 01:10 PM
 
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I wonder how much of a change there has really been in D.C. I lived in the area from 1984 to 2007, and there always seemed to be more men than women on the Metro, in clubs and bars, and out and about. My sister noticed it when she came to visit in 1989. She couldn't believe the number of men in the bars. She actually thought Sign of the Whale on M Street was a gay bar when we first walked in.

I'm guessing that it's because of the high concentration of military bases in the area and the tech corridor.
To me, there seems to be more of a shortage of men than women in the DC area.
There is a huge deficit in the M/F Ratio.

Look at this article for example:
Article - Gender in the United States

For some reason, women outnumbering men in the Eastern US seems to be a trend:
United States by States - GCT-T3-R. Sex Ratio of the Total Population (geographies ranked by estimate)

United States by State - M0102. Sex Ratio of the Total Population
 
Old 12-28-2010, 01:37 PM
 
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To me, there seems to be more of a shortage of men than women in the DC area.
There is a huge deficit in the M/F Ratio.

Look at this article for example:
Article - Gender in the United States

For some reason, women outnumbering men in the Eastern US seems to be a trend:
United States by States - GCT-T3-R. Sex Ratio of the Total Population (geographies ranked by estimate)

United States by State - M0102. Sex Ratio of the Total Population
Those stats are misleading. Better to use the Eye Test. Go to any bar or club in the city on the weekend in DC and witness the Sausage party. LOL!
 
Old 12-28-2010, 08:42 PM
 
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Those stats are misleading. Better to use the Eye Test. Go to any bar or club in the city on the weekend in DC and witness the Sausage party. LOL!
Are these the bars that the political types hang out at? That would be where the action is.
 
Old 05-08-2011, 01:57 AM
 
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Nature dictates that there are 106 male births to every 100 female births. I guess that's "roughly" the same. That is unless you are one of those 6 men that can't find a wife or girlfriend.
The other factor that isn't getting mentioned is that men marry women an average of 5 years younger than they are, or women marry men an average of 5 years older.
There are actually 160 available single men to 100 single women in the "young" 18 to 35 dating pool. In addition to birth patterns that produce more men there are so many more women going out with men in older age groups the young 20 something year old scene ends up being dominated by unattached single males.
The other side of the coin is that women live longer than men and since many men in older age groups are going out with younger women, older women experience a shortage of men in their age category. Some might suggest that young men should pursue older women. That's fine for some guys but personally I prefer to be with women my age or a little younger which means I'm climbing over the backs of 30 or 40 guys for the same girl. That might seem like an exaggeration but if you lived in the town I live in you'd know it's true.
At least this thread is recognizing sex ratios combined with age demographics, typically talk shows, women's magazines, etc... lump all women in the same category and claim some horrible shortage of men. It's utter crap of course, at least for younger women. Older and younger women are two separate issues. Young women rule the dating scene and pick and choose who they want to be with. Then it flip flops in older age groups and men are more in the position to pick and choose. It's not fair but who ever said life is fair.
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