Single Ladies Live in Red Hook, Single Men Live In Bay Ridge

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If you’ve ever heard a friend sigh into their beer about the lack of dating options in New York City, you should probably have a link to this map saved on your phone. According to data scientist Jonathan Soma, there are, yes really, many single folks out there in Brooklyn. But they tend to cluster in neighborhoods. In a fascinating new map posted on Visualizing NYC, Soma organizes the singletons of New York by age, zip code, and concentration. And ladies, if you’re looking for a dude in New York, you might want to check out Bay Ridge and South Slope. Fellas? Head on up to Greenpoint.

Soma observes that there are, overall, more young, single men than young, single women in the city, but the genders tend to live in different places. Single women are all about Manhattan, and single men live in Chinatown and South Brooklyn, And wait! There’s more:

The male-heavy areas have a very clear theme:  is Jackson Heights, where you have a large number of South Asian immigrants.  is Flushing (a.k.a. Queens Chinatown),  is Brooklyn Chinatown and , if you’ll allow me a large degree of geographic wiggle room, is Brighton Beach, with a large number of immigrants from Russia (and others).

For a more thorough breakdown of where to find your next date, check out the map in full here.


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