The phrase “it’s not you, it’s me” is a common break-up cliché, but what if it should really be “it’s not you, it’s your location?” According to a recent report by Trulia, you may be looking for your significant other in the wrong city. The report shows that some cities are simply better suited to find available marriage-material men, or women.
What does a marriage-material bachelor look like? A man is marriage-material if he’s in his 30s, has a least a college degree, works the standard 40 hour work week, and has never been married before.
Is that what you’re looking for in your future husband? If so, hopefully you’re in the right place to find the one! Moving to a large city or metropolitan area may be tempting, but without doing some research on where eligible bachelors are in abundance, the odds may not be in your favor in the East.
Out of the 100 largest metros in the nation, three west coast cities stand out as areas to find marriage-material men: San Francisco, San Jose, Calif. and Seattle. San Francisco specifically has the second highest ratio of single men to single women, where 52% of men are single. Of that pool of eligible bachelors, almost 20% are in their 30s and over 55% work at least 40 hours per week.
However, San Francisco and San Jose are two of the priciest metros in the country, being part of the San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Valley. Other options include San Diego and Oakland, CA, calling out The Golden State as one of the top states to search for bachelors in. Want to live on the West Coast, but maybe not live that lavish of a lifestyle?
Bakersfield, CA, Salt Lake City and Las Vegas all take a lead in the rankings of where men outnumber women, however, the education levels may not be as high. For example, in Las Vegas, less than 20% of single men have a bachelor’s degree, and in Bakersfield, only 9% of single men have reached that point in their education, compared to almost 50% in San Francisco.
Overall, data shows that the west coast is the best coast to find eligible bachelors who might just be ready to settle down.
Would you be willing to move to find an eligible bachelor?