Silicon valley dating scene
Remember that time I was blasting a startup for shipping single women from NYC to San Francisco?And about how I had all of this cool data that showed that there were actually more single men in New York, and they were probably just hiding indoors playing video games?And that time I showed how I was completely kind of horribly somewhat wrong, and that Manhattan is nothing but an island-nation of nothing but women?Now it’s time to take a look at the other half of the puzzle: the ratio of single men to single women in the San Francisco Bay Area.Like I said with the NYC map, Kipling nailed it: East is East, and West is West, and never the twain shall meet.
Note: This is all fiercely heteronormative, and I’m sorry about that, but such is the data bestowed by the US Census Bureau.
If you’d like to see a hilarious side effect of this, scroll down to the last image.
Additionally, “single” according to the Census means anyone who isn’t married, so even long-term relationships don’t come into the picture at all. Very much the opposite of what we found about New York, where the core of Manhattan was primarily single women.
And yes, this map doesn’t account for sexuality at all, so there are plenty of men in those blue zones with zero interest in women.
We can zoom out a bit further to include the Bay in its complete glory: I don’t know what to say except the Bay Area is full of single men. Comment below, email or tweet at me to let me know your incredibly astute (I’m certain of it! What I lack in modern-day knowledge, though, I made up for in old maps.
Here’s a gender-balance map from a 1890 Census Atlas: Pink is women in excess, the ruddy, brutish reddish-brown is extra men.