"In Canada, if you look at women you know say between the ages of 25 and 35, for every 100 men that have a university degree, there's 135 women," she said.This is a trend Adshade said is playing out in cities across Canada, and it has been for the last 30 years. It may not have to do with you, but instead come down to simple economics."Like many cities across Canada, Winnipeg has more women than men," said Marina Adshade, a professor of economics at the University of British Columbia who specializes in the economics of dating pools.Search pictures and profiles of Divorced Singles near you right now.Discover how online dating sites make finding singles in the United States, Canada, and all over the world simple, safe and fun!
That's not totally unusual — women tend to live longer than men and as we age, there are just more of them."The jobs for people who are university educated are in cities, so a lot of women are living in cities a lot more than … Statistics on the size of the LGBT community are limited, but Adshade said because LGBT Canadians are a statistically smaller proportion of the population, they're drawing from a smaller dating pool as well. It's more difficult to start a relationship here," said the 21-year-old civil engineering student."I think this is a feature of the fact women are going to university more than men are today," she said, adding it's a trend that's been going on for about 30 years, and it creates a disparity in the dating pool — especially in cities.In Winnipeg, Statistics Canada data shows at last count, there were about 11,000 more women than men who reported having some post-secondary education.
But women actually start to outnumber men around age 25 in Winnipeg, and each year, the disparity grows.There is one distinct group, though, that Adshade says is particularly "disadvantaged" in Winnipeg when it comes to dating: educated women.