Mo’ Men

male to female ratio

I'm slightly uncomfortable with this picture, but it gets my point across about male-female ratio stuff.

Just got back last night from Los Mangeles, as my friend dubbed the town because, holy crap, dudes are everywhere. Everywhere. I usually don’t feel outnumbered as a woman, but I did this past weekend, despite my posse of five lovely ladies.

And then tonight, back in DC, I’m at a matchmaking event where, I swear to god, there were 8 women to every 1 man. A quick poll in the ladies’ room confirmed that most women had been matched up with 3 men while most men had been matched up with 8 women. The ladies in the ladies’ room were not happy about these odds.

On a happier note, I met a lot of women I liked tonight.

And I officially turned lesbian.

Just kidding. For now.

I’m less worried about ratio and odds than I am about the No Good Men Syndrome. I’ve seen a number of articles complaining about women being picky, unpractical, searching for a non-existent ideal, slutty, whatever, so despite the controversial and disconcerting nature of the aforementioned article’s subject matter, this a refreshing finger pointed in the other direction, because people, the problem of our dating culture can’t simply be blamed on one (women) or the other (men). It’s an uncomfortable shift on both sides we’re negotiating here and it doesn’t matter how it started.

Which is why I would never change geography for wall-to-wall men, no matter how hot the cashier was at that one hot dog place in downtown LA. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, there are trials and tribulations in every city for every gender as evidenced by a recent note I received from a supremely frustrated guy in Las Vegas who is looking for women with more substance, and I’m not talking rec drugs. (Girls, if you live in LV and are of substance, let me know. I’ve got the hook up.)

However, I might very well make a move West based solely on the year-round availability of bacon avocados (no bacon or bacon flavor involved here) that you eat like an apple but not before drenching the tender green flesh in Meyer lemon juice.


7 responses to “Mo’ Men

  1. Rachel,
    I love your posts and I love your book. I can’t put it down.
    Thanks for the tip on
    There are actually women with college degrees in LV. Shocking. HaHa
    (And imagine I swore off online dating years ago.)
    Frustrated in LV

  2. Hmmm… I’d say an avocado is as good as an excuse as any!

  3. ooooh i have never heard of a bacon avocado – must look that up! yum!

  4. As a guy who happens to live in L.A., I am very, very aware of the male-to-female ratio, believe me!

  5. *laughing* Sure it matters! With the extra competition, less-than-perfect specimens (such as, *ahem*, geeky guys with glasses and non-six-pack abs) are often overlooked by said hot girls…

  6. If it makes you feel better, the female/male ratio in Chicago sounds similar to DC. I dragged some smart, funny, hot friends to a Valentine’s Day event at a low-key bar/restaurant, and there were about 30 women there and about 6 guys. We grabbed some complimentary condoms and bolted.

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