A ratio of 1 means there are equal numbers of females and males. According to author Jon Birger, you’re not imagining things.
The average gender ratio among US undergrads is now 57 percent women to 43 percent men. “Facebook did a study a few years ago on how couples met, and it turned out that 25 percent met their significant others in college or grad school,” Birger says.
And some universities are even less of a sausage fest. “What was interesting is that the men who met their wives in college were not the ones who attended colleges that were disproportionately female.
An atheist meet-up would be a really good place to meet men.” “For the women who wait [to settle down], the dating pool gets much, much worse,” Birger says. In the first round, fresh into the dating market, nearly every woman gets a chair.
By the final round, the chances of losing soar to 50 percent.
For women, however, the longer a girl settles for casual sex as opposed to a long-term relationship, the more chance she has of ending up alone.
“Ultimatums work in business and politics,” Birger says.
After noticing that his single gal pals were always complaining that “guys were ignoring them or were toying with them,” Birger decided to investigate.
Based on his research, here are eight reasons why women can’t find a man — and strategies for increasing their odds. “Because women have been graduating from college in 30-plus percent greater numbers than men for years, there are now four women for every three men nationally in the marriage-age, college-educated dating market,” Birger says.
Better options include Silicon Valley, San Francisco, San Diego and Columbus, Ohio.
The Bay Area, for example, attracts programmers, computer scientists and engineers — fields that are disproportionately male.
Some 9 to 12 percent of men in Manhattan are gay, according to Gary Gates, a demographics expert at UCLA’s Williams Institute.