Male to Female Gender Dating Ratios: Seattle, Portland, Boulder, Sacramento, Pacific Northwest And How They Compare to San Francisco Bay Area

If you read the local news, more and more people are leaving San Francisco and California due to costs, traffic and quality of life. Add to this the difficult hurdles men in San Jose face with dating (aka Man Jose) and you will quickly see how alluring moving to other areas outside the San Francisco Bay Area can be.

Read this post on dating in San Francisco: 

Some of the most popular places people have been flocking to are Portland, Oregon, Seattle, Washington, Boulder, Colorado (Denver aka Menver) and Sacramento, California. It should come to no surprise that places like Seattle (home to Amazon and Microsoft) feature an unfavorable number of male to female gender ratios making it a rather difficult place to date. This is one of the main reasons why many out of town clients seeking dating profile reviews to stand out from the competition.

Below are the male to female heterosexual gender ratios for those cities compared to San Francisco on dating website

(For advice on improving your profile, check out this previous post). Gender Ratios Male to Female: Portland, Seattle, Boulder & Sacramento Gender Ratios Male to Female: Portland, Seattle, Boulder & Sacramento


Further reading: One of the best articles that first discussed the Man Jose phenomena is Metroactive, worth a read even after 15 years:

This article in The Seattle Times does a great job highlighting some key observations about what it is like dating in Seattle aka the Seattle Freeze aka the Seattle Slump. 

About Eddie Hernandez 

Eddie Hernandez is a professional photographer specializing in natural, candid online dating photos. Featured in the SFGate, ABC7News, East Bay Express, Salon; contributor to Good Men Project, Plenty Of Fish and Meddle. In addition to photos, he provides guidance around app choice, bio optimization, messaging techniques, wardrobe advice and date ideas.

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