Martino isn't meeting guys at work either: 75 percent of nonprofit employees below the executive level are women, and in her office, there are only 4 guys out of a staff of 34.
In the Philadelphia area and greater Washington, D. I met my wife outside Detroit, where the odds were greatly stacked in my favor - single women outnumber single men by some 20,000 there.
In fact, single women outnumber single men in many large cities around the world, even though men outearn women at all ages, according to Lena C. One reason young women in the prime marriage years - the 25-44 age range - flock to big cities is to compete for the most eligible men.
By far, the best places for single men are the large cities and metro areas of the East Coast and Midwest.
The extreme is greater New York, where single women outnumber single men by more than 210,000.
As the area inside the Loop grows denser, greener and more pedestrian-friendly, downtown is poised to transform itself into a residential hot spot.
Still, it's not as simple as "If you build it, they will come." Perceptions of safety often shape reality, and can affect whether women, families and empty nesters move downtown.
But the place you call home has a lot to do with your chances of finding the right partner as well.
Having an enticing "mating market" matters as much or more than a vibrant labor market.
One suitor harped on his Harry Potter obsession: "He said his wardrobe was very Slytherin.