And Los Angeles lacks an urban center where young, single people congregate—they live everywhere.
Online dating could help bridge the geographic divide, but it hasn’t caught up.
When it was gone, he drove his car across the country and straight to New York. Six months later, I found myself in a strange place—a downtown loft on New Year’s Eve, nowhere to go until midnight, every partier paired off but me and the friend of a friend.
Back in the ‘90s, Iyengar noticed something odd about her local luxury grocery store.
At its most precise, Ok Cupid can pair users with matches within a 25 mile radius.
That means that sitting with my laptop in Silver Lake, I’m just as liable to be matched with a romantic prospect living in a Valley cul de sac or anchored offshore somewhere in the Pacific.
While attempts to resolve this distinction by asserting that in number-one-ranked New York City, “financial stresses have brought a shift in priorities for singles,” who are “taking advantage of generous severances and enjoying the spoils of the city … metro region stretches deep into Maryland and Virginia and counts 5 and a half million residents, the dating scene plays out in a relatively small sandbox.
with dates they’ve met online.” In reality, these big cities are sheltering more broke singles with stoked anxieties and broken creative dreams. District residents lack the car access of Angelenos and the extensive subway system of New Yorkers.