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Feb 14, 2006

Charting A Course For Love

If Valentine's Day finds you looking for love, the people at MapInfo Corporation, a provider of location intelligence solutions, have some information to help you chart your course for finding love. The firm has released demographic insights into America'’s metropolitan and micropolitan areas (the new, smaller urban areas) where single men and women, aged 25 to 34, are calling home. MapInfo analyzed the ratio of men to women in the marrying age group and found some information to help you narrow your search for romance:

Single Males Seeking Urban Females - —Laredo, home to Miss Texas USA, topped the metropolitan area list as the best place for single men seeking single women, with 89 men per 100 women in the 25 to 34 age group. Other choices for men who prefer larger metropolitan areas include: Springfield, MA; Jackson, MS; Albany, GA; and Monroe, LA.

Fall in Love in a Small Town - —For single men who prefer women from smaller towns, the odds are in their favor in Clarksdale, Mississippi, a historic town near Memphis, TN. There are only 77 men aged 25 to 34 for every 100 women in that age group. Other micropolitan area marriage markets for men include: Selma, AL; West Helena, AR; Greenville, MS; and Brownsville, TN.

Rocky Mountain, High Romance - —Women tend to marry sooner than men, with half married before age 26. So where are 25-to-34-year-old women likely to find an eligible bachelor? According to MapInfo, the Boulder, Colorado metropolitan area may be where they'’ll find their soul mate. Boulder has 124 men aged 25 to 34 per 100 women in that age group and more than a third of men in Boulder of marriage age have yet to tie the knot. Other choices for women who prefer larger metropolitan areas include: Mansfield, OH; Bakersfield, CA; Sheboygan, WI; and Salem, OR.

Going to the Chapel and We'’re? - —For women who prefer smaller areas, Siverthorne, also in Colorado, has 172 men aged 25 to 34 per 100 women. Nearly half of men of marriageable age in this micropolitan area are not yet married. Skiers and non-skiers alike may also consider: Rexburg, ID; Edwards, CO; Jackson, WY-ID; and Kingsville, TX -– all micropolitan areas with many more men than women in the 25 to 34 age range.

Armed with this data, anyone should be able to map out a plan for finding love in no time.