If you're the kind of woman who has seemingly tried everything but still can't find "the one" to settle down with, don't blame yourself, blame your location.
There are some marked differences in the ratio of single men to single women from city to city, a new Pew Research Center analysis of the 2012 American Community Survey finds. This is especially the case with single individuals that (surprise, surprise) have jobs.
So are you ready, single ladies of America? Pew found the top 10 cities out of the country's largest metro areas where the number of employed men per 100 women is the highest among single adults ages 25 to 34. If you're still looking for a man to put a ring on it, you might want to consider moving to one of these metropolises.
And if you're one of those women who's contemplating what kind of cat to get to start your spinster life, maybe you're just living in the wrong city. In addition to the best cities to find a single man, Pew also found the top 10 worst cities for single ladies hoping to marry.
Nothing says "big romantic gesture" like moving to a new city. Plus, it gives you an excuse to go out and meet new people, which is a great way to find some new friends, romantic partners and eventually a husband, if you're looking for that sort of thing.
Across the country, things don't look too bad for all the single ladies. Nationwide, single young men outnumber women, with the ratio being 115 to 100 among single adults ages 25 to 34. However, if you limit yourself to single men that are employed, which you totally should, girl, then the future doesn't look so bright. The ratio then turns out to be 84 single, employed men for every 100 women. There just aren't enough single, employed men to go around, but this also means that men will have no problem finding a woman with a job. Ain't it the truth.
Pew's findings build off of its poll published last week on marriage trends in America. Pew projected a record-high number of 25 percent of Millennials never marrying. The survey also found that the desire among young adults to one day get married is waning, with 53 percent saying they'd like to one day get married in 2014 compared to 61 percent in 2010. Young adults are also more uncertain if they will ever get married with 32 percent saying this in 2014 compared to 27 percent in 2010.
With it being so difficult to find a single man with a job these days, who can blame them?