Monday, October 26, 2009

Does size matter?

Calm down, people: I'm talking about how city size affects your dating luck.

In Columbus, I always hear people blame their single status on a small local population. Consider these lines:

"You see the same people every weekend."

"There aren't enough single people here."

"Everybody here is the same."

Sound familiar? Here's the bad news: Things could be worse, small-town daters.

This Psychology Today article mathematically explains why dating in a big city like New York "is much more difficult, exhausting, and time-consuming" than dating in, say, Columbus, Ga.

It's an interesting read, one that shows daters that more potential matches doesn't necessarily equal more relationship success.

But I'm interested to hear what you think.

When it comes to dating, do you prefer to navigate a big or small city's meet market?