Study Ranks 'Dating Gap' For Fairfield County Women

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College-educated woman are more likely to get a date with a college-educated man when looking in Fairfield County than in 75 other major metro areas in the country, a magazine survey found. Photo Credit: Flickr user Paul H Photography

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. – Fairfield County is not the most difficult place for college-educated women to get a date, but it’s up there, along with several other metro areas around the nation.

The Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk metro area came in number 27 on a list of 102 metro areas in a study published in The Atlantic magazine.

According to the study, there is a “man-gap” of 24.2 percent in the Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk region. The study compared how many college-educated women under 35 there are in a region, compared with the number of college-educated men in the same age group.

If you’re a woman in this category, you’re most likely to find a match in Utah, the study found. The Ogden-Clearview metro area came in at Number 1, with a gap of just 3.51 percent, and Provo-Orem came in at Number 3, with 9.87 percent more women than men in the category.

College-educated women are far less likely to find a college-educated man in Sarasota, Fla., where the gap is 83.27 percent.

The Atlantic studied census data for 102 metro areas with populations over 500,000 to come up with the information for the study.

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30 men in 15 months? That is mind boggling. And depressing as hell.


Thank You moderator for cleaning up the off topic post on this Article


As a dating coach for women with so many clients in Fairfield County, I want to say this type of article is extremely disappointing. Raw facts like these leave readers, and in this case women in particular in despair. This is not the whole story by any means. In 1987, Newsweek published an article that claimed a single woman over 35 had a better chance of being abducted by terrorists than getting married. The piece was refuted and totally wrong!

I was in my 30s and single at the time and frankly devastated by this piece of news. And I was still single 10 years later at 40 when I decided to get serious about dating - I dated 30 men in 15 months to find the man I married.

To all you single women out there - from 20's to 60's - ignore these statistics in the news. It used to be single women were supposed to flock to Alaska - now its Utah.

Don't be ridiculous! Do not let the media determine your life choices or your love life. Love is real and completely possible for any woman if she truly desires a romantic partner. I am living proof of fighting the odds and statistics. You are the creator of your own life including your love life and there are plenty of professionals like me who can help if you are struggling.


30 men in 15 months? No further comment.

Pony Tail Steve:

I agree. You have to just get out there and meet people. The stats mean very little.

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