Finding a young single man's harder in Weymouth and Portland

Finding a young single man's harder in Weymouth and Portland

Published by George Sharpe at 11:30am 14th February 2020.

Young singles looking to meet a new man in Weymouth and Portland this Valentine’s Day could find themselves lucky in love, with figures showing men in their 20s outnumber women by hundreds.

But a relationship expert at dating website eharmony says the growth of online dating means local gender gaps are becoming a problem of the past.

Office for National Statistics population predictions for 2020 estimate there are 3,400 men aged 20-29 in Weymouth and Portland – compared to 2,900 women.

It means that for every 100 women in their 20s, there are 117 men.

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But those figures change later on in life.

In Weymouth and Portland, there are the same number of men and women in their 30s - 3,400.

For those a decade older, there are the same number of men and women in their 40s - 3,700.

For young men fearing the competition, dating coach James Preece has some advice.

The celebrity relationship expert and editor-in-chief of Dating Magazine says as men head towards their 40s they may find themselves more in demand.

He said:

"Dating is harder for them in their 30s due to more competition, but after this there are generally less decent men available.

"Women tend to be more proactive around this age as they are feeling the pressure, while men often start to have put in less effort. The good ones may find they are being chased rather than having to pursue themselves, which is the opposite of their experience in their 20s and 30s."

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Rachael Lloyd, relationship expert at eharmony, said:

"With an ever more mobile population, it's no surprise that there are gender discrepancies in certain parts of the UK.

“And although this might cause potential difficulties when it comes to dating, the opposite can also be said.

"The emergence of online dating has ultimately allowed us to widen our geographical dating pool and effectively meet someone who isn't from the same town or village.

“This doesn't mean that you necessarily need to travel for hours to meet a partner, but perhaps even explore the next town along."