SUNDAY, OCT 25, 2009
Social Explorer Scopes out the Singles Scene for The New York Times
A recent New York Times article investigates the dating scene in New York City and the distances that singles will travel to be with their significant others. In "When Love is a Schlep," Elizabeth Harris writes about inter-borough dating and the lengths that people will (or won't) go to in order to reach a date. She explains that real estate trends have spread out the single population more than ever before. Using the latest American Community Survey data, Social Explorer analyzed the patterns of the 3.8 million singles in the city by neighborhood, gender, who still lives with their parents, and more. Next time you're sitting on the subway wondering if the haul to see your significant other is worth it, take a look at these maps and ponder your options.