Until very recently, if you said you had a “hookup” in Oakland people usually thought it was for automatic weapons or crack.
But (THANK YOU HIPSTERS) the newly-gentrified East Bay is now the nation’s 21st-most-active Tinder market, and over 35% of its population is single.
Recent years have seen an explosion of dating apps, and there seem to be incredibly niche ones launching every day.For some people, swiping through fellow singles and potential romantic partners is merely a bit of fun and a way to entertain themselves during TV ad breaks.You ever walk down the street in New York and wonder, “What’s that smell? Have you also wondered why everybody walks around staring at their phones?It’s because this is America’s second-busiest Tinder market, and most people are busy left-right swiping their day away.Despite this, every day at noon, our phone pings with a message saying “Wow!
Despite supposedly learning our tastes, we didn’t find our matches particularly great and because you get so few a day, it can be a rather long journey to finding someone you actually want to talk to, let alone go out with.
We set ourselves the challenge of trying as many as we could over the course of six weeks.
We have been on many dates and our phone has been pinging with notifications non-stop (trying to keep conversations going with lots of different men is actually quite the commitment – some dating apps are high-maintenance.) All the apps allow you to search for men, women or both, with all of them available on i OS devices, most on Android and some for Windows Phone, too.
40% of the population is single, and there are an insane 15.9% more ladies than guys.
If you can't hook up in NYC, nothing we can say or do will help you.
However, there is good news: there are 9.6% more women than men, four bars per every thousand people, and a population that’s 37% single. Atlanta, while not particularly notable for its percentage of single people (33.8%) or Tinder use (it’s in the middle of the pack), takes the #2 spot thanks to is 6.74 (!!