Young adults who would like to get married naturally start looking for love in the community they live in, but in some parts of the country, the odds may be against them.A new Pew Research Center analysis finds pronounced differences in the ratio between men and women living in the largest U. metro areas, especially when it comes to singles who have an attractive characteristic: a job.Memphis, Tenn., tops this list: only 59 employed young single men for every 100 young single women.
An average man who sends 18 messages to women his own age can be 50% certain he'll receive at least one response.
For women, they need to send only 5 messages to be 50% certain they'll get a response.
Looking at higher confidence levels, if a woman wants to be 90% certain she'll receive a response from a man her own age, she'll have to send 13 messages. Finally, to be 99% certain she'll receive a response, a woman must send 25 messages to men her own age. This leads us to believe that one potential cause of the disparity between the male response rate and female response rate is the system itself.
If men must spam women with messages in order to elicit a response, then women will be more selective when responding to the surplus in general.
We know that a man who sends a message to a woman his own age has a 4% likelihood of receiving a response to that message.