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September 21st, 2010
Eliminate the Competition!

This seems like common sense, but now there's some science to back it up. 

If you're a woman who wants to get married ASAP, here's the best thing you can do: 

Get yourself to a SAUSAGE FEST.

Daniel Kruger of the University of Michigan found that women tend to get married younger in cities where there are more men than women.  The reason is pretty simple:  A man has to compete harder to get a woman when the ratio isn't in his favor.  So when he starts dating a woman, it's in his best interest to lock things down quickly . . . and propose earlier.

Top Imbalanced Cities

Las Vegas is actually the best major city for women to get married quickly.  And it's completely unrelated to 24-hour wedding chapels.  There are 116 men for every 100 women in Vegas, and the average marriage age for women is 24-and-a-half.  San Diego is second best . . . Salt Lake City is third . . . Austin, Texas is fourth . . . and Phoenix is fifth.

The top five areas where women were scarce, with their gender ratio and median age of marriage for women, were:

•Las Vegas: ratio 116, 24.5 years (Median marriage age for women)
•San Diego: ratio 115, 25.9 years
•Salt Lake City: ratio 113, 23.2 years
•Austin, Texas: ratio 112, 26.2 years
•Phoenix: ratio 111, 25 years

 

The worst places to try to get married young are Birmingham, Alabama and Memphis, Tennessee.  Both of those have a ratio of 88 men for every 100 women.  New Orleans is third worst . . . and Richmond, Virginia is fourth.  The fifth-worst city for women to get married young is a three-way tie between New York City, Philadelphia, and Washington D.C. 

The top five areas where men were scarce were:


•Birmingham, Ala.: ratio 88, 26.7 years (Median marriage age for women)
•Memphis, Tenn.: ratio 88, 27.2 years
•New Orleans: ratio 89, 27.8 years
•Richmond, Va.: ratio 89, 26.3 years
•A three-way tie for New York City, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., ratio 92, where median marriage ages were 28.3, 27.9 and 27.8, respectively.

(LiveScience)


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