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Old 03-03-2009, 09:25 PM
 
Location: Wyoming
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The highest percentage of men to women is probably in the areas where male-dominated jobs exist -- like mineral extraction, construction, forestry, etc. The bad news for women is that female-dominated jobs in those areas usually pay poorly and the cost of living is high, plus the majority of men are blue-collar workers. If you're looking for a college-educated professional in Boomtown, Wyoming, your odds are not so good.
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Old 03-03-2009, 10:51 PM
 
Location: Seatte, WA
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Usually podunk farming towns in like North Dakota have a higher male to female ratio. Also, military towns.... But, caution: spousal abuse in military families is through the roof. So, you definitely take the chance of getting beaten up if you date a dude in the military. Of course, this is not always the case.
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Old 03-03-2009, 11:06 PM
 
Location: Northeastern WI
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Alaska also has the highest suicide rates, child molesters, alcoholics, and meth addicts. I don't think you want to go there for a mate.

I thought that was all in Seattle???
I have heard though from a few sources that Astoria (Oregon) is known as the single parent capital in the nation....
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Old 03-03-2009, 11:09 PM
 
Location: Tucson
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I thought that was all in Seattle???
Same difference... sucking weather!
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Old 03-04-2009, 01:25 AM
 
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Cities with Higher Male to Female Ratio for Single Women - Any suggestions?
Go to anywhere where jobs have been plentiful over the past decade. Men are forced to go where the jobs are.

Hint: think resource sector. Oil and gas is good with lots of construction as an adjunct. Other resources have done well too. Many highly paid white collar with this - its not just miners, rig workers and trades. Something for everyone! (Houston, Dallas, Denver, Calgary, Edmonton)

Every place with manufacturing is in decline. Young men are the first to leave. (Far too many to list)

Places with government and industries with lots of clerical like insurance and banking attract women. There are a few very highly paid men but you better be very attractive to succeed with this crowd. (Washington, New York, Boston, Ottawa)

High tech tends to attract men so places with university research parks and lots of start ups have favorable ratios but sometimes finding a guy with a good, steady income is not easy. However, they have potential and can eventually relocate. (Places in North Carolina, Bay Area, San Antonio)

Polyglot cities (LA, Chicago, Seattle, Vancouver, Toronto) have potential for certain types. They are racially and culturally diverse and this may be what some need. There is likely to be major differences in the ratios, depending on where you fit in.

Avoid places where "the living is easy". If it is warm and comfortable, year round, women tend to gravitate to such places and the job market is depressed, driving out the men.
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Old 03-04-2009, 05:47 AM
 
Location: middle of everywhere
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Also, military towns.... But, caution: spousal abuse in military families is through the roof. So, you definitely take the chance of getting beaten up if you date a dude in the military. Of course, this is not always the case.
That is what I was going to write. Some bases have a good bit of women though. The downside like you mentioned is so many servicemembers will be suffering from PTSD (the infantry, artillery, and war support bases have many single men) and have very little mental health services available to them that unfortunately they may become unhinged especially at home.

The amount of women who are abused by their husbands where I live is astonishing. I'm near the second largest military base and they do a great job of keeping it under wraps from the media.
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Old 03-04-2009, 09:15 AM
 
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Have your pick in Alaska!
and you know what they say about going to meet men in Alaska, "the odds are good, but the goods are odd."
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Old 03-04-2009, 02:38 PM
 
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High tech tends to attract men so places with university research parks and lots of start ups have favorable ratios but sometimes finding a guy with a good, steady income is not easy. However, they have potential and can eventually relocate. (Places in North Carolina, Bay Area, San Antonio)
Careful with this one. There's a saying among women about the bay area. The odds are good but the goods are odd. In other words, there are plenty of guys, but a lot of them aren't the kind you'd want to date.
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Old 06-28-2010, 08:21 PM
 
Location: suburbs of NYC en route to southern Illinois
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Yeah! Alaska is too cold! BUT the place I'm moving has the same ratio...and it's beautiful and sunny!!!!!
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Old 06-28-2010, 08:24 PM
 
Location: suburbs of NYC en route to southern Illinois
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Avoid places where "the living is easy". If it is warm and comfortable, year round, women tend to gravitate to such places and the job market is depressed, driving out the men.
What?
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