“Meanwhile, all my single guy friends love their freedom and tell me to keep dating, too.” Like Garofola, he finds the city’s surplus of datable women to be a con — not a pro — when it comes to finding a potential mate.
Borich cites pressure to keep dating around so that his married friends can live vicariously through his enviable lifestyle.
This is true across America, almost without exception (single women outnumber men in a half-dozen cities). Brownstone Brooklyn, the closest my borough has to a Manhattan, is ⑤, sporting about 20% more women than men.
Extra single men was a clear trend everywhere, so there was no reason to look closer, right? As far as I can tell, New York City as a whole only has more single men than single women because of immigrant communities.
Ever since Michael Garofola, 36, moved to New York in October, his calendar has been packed with different women penciled in for dinner or drinks.
As a former “Bachelorette” contestant, Garofola knows he has no problem scoring with women — he goes on up to five first dates a week, which he says usually include a drink or two and nothing beyond a goodnight smooch on the cheek.