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“But the ability to find single people to date in the neighborhood matters less than it used to.”Natasha Zamor, 28, a paralegal who lives in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, said that her neighborhood played almost no role in her dating life.
While she enjoys going out with friends to bars by the Barclays Center — 333 Lounge on Flatbush Avenue is a favorite — there’s nothing to tell you if the person you meet at a bar is someone “you want to invest your time in.”Ms.
While finding one’s tribe may be the underpinning of dating success, certain factors make it more likely to happen in some places than others.
“I would say 75 percent of the people are people you’d swipe right on.“I texted my mom and said, ‘I want to move to Woodlawn.’ Within a few weeks I was in a Realtor’s office.”Last May, she did indeed move there, to a one-bedroom co-op she bought. “There are a lot of young people here because it’s a fun place to live. I don’t want to end up coming back at midnight on some train that stalls in the station because of an investigation.”Nancy Slotnick, a dating coach, said that proximity was crucial for many single New Yorkers.And Woodlawn, a neighborhood filled with one- and two-family houses as well as some brick apartment buildings, has proved unexpectedly welcoming to Ms. I’d like to meet someone not in a bar, but I’m just enjoying my 20s, going on some crazy dates.”In a similarly surprising corollary, a neighborhood with a high percentage of single people doesn’t necessarily translate into a good singles neighborhood. “The first date is going to happen so much more easily if you’re in the same neighborhood,” she said.The New York neighborhoods with the highest ratio of single women to single men, ages 20 to 34, are the Upper East Side (0.6 men to every woman), Murray Hill (0.68), the Upper West Side (0.79) and Brownsville, Brooklyn (0.8) according to 2014 data from the American Community Survey compiled by the city’s Economic Development Corporation.
Neighborhoods with the highest percentages of single men tend to be immigrant communities, according to a researcher at the development corporation — Elmhurst/South Corona, Queens has the best odds for women in the city, with 1.57 men to every woman; Jackson Heights/North Corona is a close second at 1.54 men to every woman.Zamor’s mother, a nurse, and father, a psychiatrist, emphasized the importance of marrying a man whose education and aspirations were similar to her own.