Wednesday, September 17, 2014

There are no Women in Dubuque, I have evidence

The City of Dubuque publishes deomgraphic information. It's not good for a single 20something male. For the record, the title is a lie in the strictest sense, an exageration of the competition of 525 men for 300 women.

Say 60% of women 25-29 and 50% of 25-29 men are married, another 25% of each are in a relationship, that leaves about 525 single men and 300 women. I made the percentages up of married and dating up, but they seem realistic considering age at first marriage for women and men. However, those are 2010 numbers. What has changed since then? Oh, my employer went on a engineering hiring spree and hired maybe 200 new engineers fresh out of college, maybe 85% male. So in the last four years I don't think the ratio changed to be more even.

Now I'm not saying there are no single women in Dubuque. In fact, I know a few nice single ladies. Plus, I work with quite a few people that date people from other cities and states, so it's not like anyone is locked into people from only Dubuque. Frankly, I don't find this upsetting actually, I find it more amusing. Where are all the men that the educated women can't find? Dubuque, Iowa.

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