LANHAM, Md. — Single ladies in the DMV are in luck, according to a new analysis from the Pew Research Center that says the D.C. area is one of the best places in the country to find eligible men.
Pew first did a poll that found the majority of young women, ages 25-34, want their man to have a steady job. Simple requirement right?
Not so fast, says Pew. There are only about 84 employed single men for every 100 single women nationwide.
But thankfully, they put together a list of the top ten (and bottom ten) metro areas with the best “marriage market”, or best ratios of young single employed men to young single women.
The “Washington-Arlington-Alexandria” area placed seventh on the list, with 92 single employed men for every 100 single women. Sixty percent of men are unmarried in the area.
Single women in San Jose, Calif. have the very best odds, with 114 single employed men for every 100 women. A few other California cities also ranked high on the list.
Here’s the top ten metro areas and their ratios of single employed men to single women:
1. San Jose, CA – 114/100
2. Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO – 101/100
3. San Diego-Carlsbad, CA – 99/100
4. Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI – 98/100
5. Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA – 96/100
6. San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 93/100
7. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 92/100
8. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 91/100
9. Pittsburgh, PA 90/100
10. Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 90/100
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