Today, they've closed most, if not all, of that gap.
Financial indicators didn't boost the cities' attractiveness, either.
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But for every ten guys under 35 with a diploma, there are roughly 18 female college grads the same age roaming the city's greater metro area. Of course, Sarasota is just an extreme example of what's true all over America.
The number of college-educated women now far outstrips the number of college-educated men, which in turn has diminished their options in the dating pool (as you might be aware, a couple of Atlantic articles have touched on this issue).
Industries began manufacturing and using synthetic materials such as plastics, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), and inorganic pesticides like dichlorodiphenyl trichloroethane (DDT).
These materials are not only toxic, they also accumulate in the environment—they are not biodegradable.
Your luck of finding work, of course, depends largely on where you plan to live in 2017.
The cities that ranked poorly for dating may be quite lovely for couples, families, tourists and retirees.
Household incomes came in far short of the national median of ,054 and couldn't cover the spread even in cities with lower than average living costs, as reported by the Council for Community and Economic Research.
We also factored in education level, keeping in mind that people with bachelor's degrees are more likely to be gainfully employed.
After all, broke and jobless are hardly attractive qualities.