The younger man’s adventurous nature is contagious and exploring life together offers excitement, especially in the new season of your life.3.Matches Your Expectations Before you start dating, figure out your relationship expectations.To figure out where the gender ratio is most skewed in each direction, we went right to the data.We know from our consumer survey about love and housing that not all singles are equally in demand, at least when it comes to dating.Among unmarried adults, 62 percent prefer to date someone who lives alone; only 14 percent prefer to date someone who lives with other people.Perhaps living alone sends the right signal about independence and availability – or perhaps living alone just makes dating easier (does anyone really want to hear their mom ask, "Honey, can I make you and your friend some pancakes? Whatever the reason, we get it: so we looked at the ratio of men living alone to women living alone in order to assess the dating scene.Depending on their life experiences, some younger men have had to grow up faster and have gained some wisdom and insight.
On the other hand, "Man Jose" gets that nickname for having too few available women for the men of Silicon Valley. In love, as with real estate, it’s better to get the inside scoop before you start your search.
We also subtracted estimates of the gay and lesbian population in order to focus on men and women interested in dating someone of the opposite sex; check out our Welcome to the Gayborhood post if that’s news you can use.
Finally, we excluded people older than 65 since differences in life expectancy skew the gender ratio in the later years.
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