Portland area dating sites
Even if you look at Portland's wider metro region, which offers up a larger singles population, the ratio is still fairly skewed,* especially compared to cities such as Austin, San Francisco, or nearby Seattle.
But could the mere fact that Portland has thousands upon thousands of surplus, college educated women be enough to keep men like Jacob from settling down?
Across the United States today, young women are much more likely to graduate from college than their male peers, a trend that's been compounding itself for a few decades now.
But Slater doesn't offer up much hard evidence that monogamy is actually becoming passe in this country, other than to point out that divorce rates have increased -- an oversimplification of what's happened in the past few decades.
Rather, he introduces us to Jacob, the pseudonymous thirty-something schlub I alluded to above.
In 1983, Marcia Guttentag and Robert Secord posited the theory that in female-heavy populations, men would become more promiscuous, and that in male-heavy populations, they'd become more faithful.
Much of their thinking seemed to be confirmed in an analysis of 117 countries by Scott South and Katherine Trent.