Dating in the san francisco bay area
SF’s Chinatown, which the racial dot map and Wikipedia point to as to the upper right of the word “San Francisco,” is actually far more gender-neutral than similar immigrant communities we found in NYC. Right over the bay, Oakland mixes it up a bit while Berkeley is a nice little gender melting pot.Again, race might play an issue here – last time we found that African-American communities seemed to have a higher percentage of single women, and the splits might be helped along by racial divides (Oakland [female] is more black, while Alameda [male] is more white/Asian). Sunnyvale, San Jose and Mountain View come up about even between single men and single women, while San Mateo is piles upon piles of single men and Fremont looks as blue as a perfect day at the seashore.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. It’s singles by age and zip code in the SF Bay Area. 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.Use the age range sliders to get it to an area that’s meaningful to you, I’ve started it off at 20-34. The only outpost with an excess of single women in San Francisco is Pacific Heights, although if you believed Wikipedia’s list of Notable Residents it’d be 80% male (cough). Instead of sorority houses, they’ll troll bars every weekend with that tired mentality when it comes to women. We’ve had moments where we realize that guy we just met actually once dated so-and-so we know. Your chances of meeting people with zero to little mutual friends highly increases and that’s all you gotta do. They wear tank tops in January and brag about how much they can drink…stupid. just look for the obnoxious guys in full on bro-packs flooding the sidewalks outside of bars, super loud and complaining about cover charges. Remember that time I was blasting a startup for shipping single women from NYC to San Francisco?
Jonathan Soma is a Brooklyn based data wrangler who teaches everything from Thai cooking to the Loch Ness monster at the Brooklyn Brainery and runs a data code narrative program at Columbia’s Journalism School. But if he doesn’t, we can’t knock em for wanting to stay single so long as they don’t try to make us think otherwise when feelings are or could be invested. just venture outside of your usual friend circles, neighborhoods, and hangouts. Also annoying: We have a lot of “adult frat boys” who still haven’t shifted out of their immature college lifestyles. because to them, something new and shiny around the corner seems more important than nurturing one true and beautiful connection…