San Francisco is Top City for Marriageable Men, Study Finds

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This city may boast a high cost of living, but if you can manage the hefty rents, you might just find a man worthy of marriage.

According to a new study by real estate site Trulia, San Francisco is the number one city for marriageable men.

The study analyzed U.S. census data by taking into account the ratio of single men to single women, the age range of singles, how many hours they typically work in a week, their level of education and whether they were previously married. The study only looked at individuals who self-identified as heterosexual because “government data isn’t quite as good when it comes to same-sex statistics,” according to Trulia.

Interestingly, if you’re a man seeking a woman, you’ll have to head east for favorable odds of meeting “the one.” Silver Spring, Maryland, and Atlanta, Georgia took the top spots for single females “suitable” for marriage.

San Francisco received highest honors thanks to its ratio of single male to single females (.972), which is the second-highest in the nation. In total, 52-percent of men in this city are single and, presumably, ready to mingle.

Of this pool, 19.8-percent are in their 30s and 55.7-percent work at least 40 hours a week. What’s the point of having a husband if you have to see them all the time?

Trulia knows that living in the Bay Area can take a toll on the wallet, especially when single (all those pricey cocktails!). That’s why they advise thriftier singles to head south, to Bakersfield specifically. In this charming town far from the hoopla of the Bay, single men outnumber single women by a 1.021 ratio.


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