Before I got married, I tried just about every dating site out there.My philosophy was: the wider I cast my net, the more likely I am to find that rare guy who’s just right for me.
And while the land of Sex and the City is tough for single women seeking college-educated men, it’s hardly the worst.
Fort Lauderdale has 71 percent more female college grads than male between ages 22-29, followed by Providence, which has 60 percent more.
Birger points to a relatively overlooked book, Too Many Women?
: The Sex Ratio Question, which was written by professors Marcia Guttentag and Paul Secord, and published in 1983.
And while I’m no longer in the dating pool, I definitely remember many a month when I felt like all the attractive and kind men had gone into hiding.
NYC is a tough place to find love in, but there are ways to make it easier.
One woman recalls a boyfriend who felt entitled to grope her friend right in front of her because he thought he deserved a threesome.
Then there’s Jason Hendriks, the pseudonym given to a 34-year-old on the Upper East Side of Manhattan who is a “little pudgy and not the world’s sharpest dresser,” by Birger’s account.
“I think some thought that they were so special that they had just become really good catches, and that’s why they had so many options.” Yeah, right.“If they had a girlfriend they liked, but someone else came along who was a little smarter or prettier, a little more this or that, it was easier for them to call it quits because they had other options,” Birger explains.