‘There are many men out there who are bored with having meaningless affairs and who want to settle down and have children too,’ he says.
Online dating website e Harmony, which has mapped out Britain’s singleton hotspots, claims the capital, however, is rife with single women with six boroughs in the top ten, while three boroughs are in the top ten for single men.
The figures also reveal a ‘doughnut effect’ around London specifically, with a higher ratio of single women living in the outer boroughs such as Enfield, Bromley, Barking and Dagenham, and Croydon but a higher ratio of single men in the middle.‘As the pay-gap between men and women shrinks over the next decade, driving a higher number of females to pursue careers in cities, we expect the 'singles gap' to get even bigger - with even more single women in urban areas, and conversely less in rural communities.
Whenever I was between boyfriends in the past, I would just enjoy life until another man came along — through work, mutual friends or our eyes meeting across a crowded room.
The solution is to meet them in their own natural habit: coffee shops and pubs, of course, but also sports clubs, evening classes, even the local supermarket. James Preece, who runs dating events, says that although it might be a struggle to find men — who are often happy just hanging out with their mates rather than trying to meet new people — women in their mid-30s shouldn’t give up hope.Thankfully for women who are the far side of 30, James says it is ‘absolute rubbish’ that they have no chance of finding love.