SF also had a skewed gender ratio during the gold rush. The link seems to be broken? What, dudes just give up after 60? Without context on how this data was gathered it's mostly meaningless.
In the context of the match. Dating in these cities as a single man in your 20s and 30s is good for the soul. It forces you to actually develop a personality, figure out how to be fun to be around. Have something interesting going on for you besides working at startup x or being Senior Frontend Engineer at Uber Women in a city like SF expect more from you, they're not that impressed with money or the fact that you have a stable job. Some look at it as a disadvantage, but is actually an upside.
Some men come out of the experience jaded and bitter, blaming "the 49ers" and the ratio. Others take it as an opportunity to step it up and have more to offer to a potential partner. You attract who you are. This is really just trying way too hard to make the best of a shit situation.
I know what you're saying, but consider the implications that this argument has for women in the bay area. So as a straight man, fierce competition presumably "forces you to develop a personality" I think this is actually a pretty dangerous thought in that it suggests that single guys are lacking something in their personality which would net them a girlfriend. So after all this self improvement, it's so that you can meet women who don't have the same driving forces, and actually have quite the opposite -- they can just choose not to date you because you have a funny haircut or they aren't sure and don't feel like following up.
That mismatch of effort is a great way to drive resentment on both sides. I'm not trying to place blame here. All I'm saying is: Don't turn blame inwards towards perceived personality defects. In a different city or different friend group you might get drastically different results. I do turn inward when I think of things like "why I'm single": The reality is that I can change these habits if I really want to change the outcome. It feels bad sometimes, but it's the reality whether its "right" or "wrong". Few things make people as uncomfortable as telling them "hey, maybe your victim mentality isn't helping you and you actually do have a shot at this, you just need to work harder than others".
Life's not fair, I guess? If you don't want it that bad, then plenty of other, much more motivated men, will work for it.
It's a little like entrepreneurship and complaining that your parents aren't millionaires and can't seed fund your first venture, so why even bother. Reading that genuinely made me feel uncomfortable but I'm glad you wrote it, I think I needed to hear that. Something about imagining all the other men who are much more motivated than me really gives me a deep desire to prove myself.
From what I've seen, the Bay Area men who struggle the most with dating really do have defective personalities — at least in the sense that they don't align with what most women want. Some introspection and focus on self improvement would often help them break out of their rut. Meekro 3 months ago. It's a zero-sum game, and the gender ratio guarantees that the majority of those trying to follow your advice will still fail. I agree with you that adversity can lead to personal growth, but failing too many times can cause some people to become demoralized. You conceded as much when you said that "some men come out of the experience jaded and bitter.
Have something interesting going on for you besides working at startup x. Why stack the deck against yourself?
Pick something from here: I agree with what you're saying, but I want to nitpick your data: For example, the reason El Paso, TX tops their chart is because lots of older women live there. If you're single in your 20s and not looking to date a something woman , here's a gender ratio map that takes age and marital status into account: As someone who's nowhere close to any of those numbers and has had an exceptional level of success in the Bay, I can tell you that those requirements are bullshit, and very, very common justifications that men tell themselves to resort to inaction.
Dating is like anything else, it's a skill. So is knowing how to present yourself, how to be charismatic, how to market yourself, how to be at the right place at the right time.
It's a crazy amount of effort, and it takes years, but again, if you want it bad enough, it's doable. It's kind of like fitness, it will take you many years and a serious amount of lifestyle changes and sacrifice to go from overweight to looking like a fitness model, but it's doable if that's what you want. The Bay is hard, but then you can extend that reasoning to all dating. Why bother dating American women who want you to have your shit together? Buy a mail order bride from a third world country, who will appreciate you for putting a roof over her head.
Go with that arbitrage then. I am glad for your success, but my anecdata contradicts yours. From my social circle, I can tick off almost a dozen men who had a really rough time dating in the Bay Area. After they left for places with a better gender balance, they did dramatically better. They went from practically no dates to quite a robust social calendar. And, it seems that the quality of the women they were meeting got quite a bit better. They didn't all magically get smarter, funnier, fitter, etc.
I'm sure that works. I wasn't suggesting that it wouldn't happen, only that you can fix it if you really want to put in the work. It's an uphill battle, but not unsolvable.
Like I said, if you want the least effort per dating success, go to the market where the women are the most desperate and pick the top of the pack, it's just economics. Sounds like a rat race, albeit a different flavor than what you'd see somewhere like DC.
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