By CHUCK BENNETT - Last Updated: 10:31 AM, October 30, 2009
New Yorkers have no excuse for dateless Friday nights.
More than half of all Manhattan residents are living alone — and the number of singles in the city is continuing to rise to historic levels, newdata show.
That means you’ve got a 50-50 shot that the cute neighbor down the hall is looking for love.
The borough now resembles some kind of “” fantasyland with a majority of households, 50.3 percent, with just one resident — no roommate, no spouse, no family, no kids…
There are numerous forces turning Manhattan into an isle of singletons, explained William Helmreich, deputy chairman of City College’s sociology department. The factors include high-paying jobs, the expense of raising a family, longer-living widows and widowers, and, of course, a celebrated culture of singledom.
“Singles attract more singles,” he said. “They participate in a lifestyle that is mutually reinforcing. The more single people engage in that lifestyle, the more acceptable it is, and the more acceptable it is, the more people are going to do it.”
Many of those women are lonely hearts, but they aren’t all Carrie Bradshaws….
Response to that last ‘C’ comment: “You don’t need to worry about women not living up to your standards. Guess what? We have no interest in your type. You could look like a GQ cover model or make millions, you are still an egotistical bore. Women love men who love women, not men who put them down. Period. And guess what? According to this article (and many of my single friends) lots of women love living alone, meaning without an idiot like you who requires “straight hair” and a “thong” I suggest you simply pay for it, jerk.”