Tuesday, 5 October 2010
This map is taken from the National Geographic Magazine, February 2007 issue. It shows the USA, the colours indicate where there are more single men or women(men in blue and women in red). From the map you can see the largest male plurality is in Los Angeles where there is 40,000 more single men than women. In comparison, the largest women plurality is in New York where there is 165,000 more single women than men. This could be interpreted in various ways, for one, there could be more single women in New York because of the idea of a woman living the high life in the Big Apple, falling head over heels with the shopping, sight seeing, bars and restaurants. Women are plugged with dreams of having their dream job in one of the leading fashion capitols of the world, indulging in some retail therapy and the idealised view of finding a big shot banker and falling in love. But in reality, this idea is wishful thinking, a dream that is unlikely for most women, presented to us from films and books.
The idea of the most single men living in Los Angeles could be because it is the world centre of business and international trade, it is one of the most substantial economic engines within the United States. This can be seen as a leading attribute for any man when deciding where to live, it provides opportunity and potential. As well as this, Los Angeles is seen as the "entertainment capitol of the World", leading the world in the creation of motion pictures, television productions, video games and record music. Again, all these factors could interest say a movie mad guy or gaming obsessed guy. It could also be seen as the reason why there is such a substantial amount of single men in Los Angeles, they are all busy watching television, going to the cinema and playing video games to find love.