How Single is Portland? (2014 Edition)

Here we are again.. Another year and another recap on the ratio of single men to women in the Portland area.

Last time we found that there are more single men in the metro area as well as most of the country in our prime demographic of 20-34. While disconcerting, Portland beat out most other large metro areas in what ended up being 112 single men per 100 single women in the 20-34 age range. While a victory, one commenter pointed the large population of homosexuals in the area and of them there tends to be a higher percentage of gays to lesbian. Knowing this along with new stats, lets find out how Portland fairs in this year’s review.

Singles, 20-34


First off we can immediately see that things haven’t changed much. In our key 20-34 demographic the number of single men to women is 518 to 500 or 3.5% higher. While this is a slight jump from 2012, it’s a large decline in our favor compared to 2010′s numbers.

What we really want to do this year is take into account “alternative lifestyles” and how that might skew the numbers in our favor.

According to the  Same-sex Couples and the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual Population by The Williams Institute at the University of California at Los Angeles, 6.1% of the Portland Metro area identifies as lesbian, gay or bi-sexual.

With historical growth, underreporting and  along with our numbers being from 2006, we can feel safe increasing this number to 7% for Portland.

Next we need to find what percentage of these same-sex couples that are male vs female so we can extrapolate that figure to our singles. According to the same institution, while the percentage of homosexual men to women are roughly equal, a larger percentage of men report being strictly gay as opposed to bi-sexual than women. As any single male in Portland can attest, the number of bi-sexual women here almost seems that of fables.



Nearly twice as many men report being strictly homosexual as women giving us some hope in seeing our numbers become even more competitive. Let’s do the math:

Of 518 single men, 23 which are strictly gay, gives us a total of 495 competing males.

Of 500 single women, 11 which are strictly lesbian, gives us a total of 489 available.

Overall, we are looking at 495 single men to 489 single women or a 1.2% spread. Not too shabby.

There you have it. Our singles census ends up a little worse than prior years initially, however when taking some new fact into account, ends up extremely competitive and within the margin of error.

Here’s to a great 2014!

Vices are Killing Your Game – Alcohol

Alcohol is wonderful! It lowers inhibition, increases self confidence and relaxes. Typically used in and easily obtained in copious quantities just about anywhere social interactions occur. It’s been a part of human society since the ancient times and even animals have sought it out for its effects.


On the flip side it’s expensive, unhealthy in large quantities, addictive, leads to poor judgement and been the cause of much destruction. Any ex-alcoholic can tell you the lives it’s ruined and economists the real costs to society.

So you may ask, where do I stand?

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Fatherly Advice


Vices are Killing your Game

Over the past year I’ve been recounting my typical night out, dates with women and general social interactions and came to a startling conclusion. Vices a usual source of enjoyment and relaxation have been killing my game. They have been receiving unrealistic acclaim to their pros and a blind eye to their negative consequences. Looking back to before I had these unhealthy habits up until today I can clearly see they have done little if anything to improve my state, results or overall ability to game compared to when they weren’t part of my life.

While a tough pill to swallow (heh heh),  routinely you hear of a overwhelming majority of instructors and those with extreme  success who swear off alcohol and the like in favor of a unclouded state of mind where they are in full control.

I don’t intent to use this post as an excuse to get props for my decision nor tell anyone how they should live by acting high and mighty. Instead I want to put down my reasoning both for me to look back and adhere to and for you to perhaps get something out of if you might be feeling the same way.


This week I’m planning on a series of posts regarding the numerous vices we partake in that are inherently killing our game. This summer I am intending to swear off each one and give an update at the end on how these decisions ultimately affected my game and overall quality of life. Here’s a syllabus dear student of what to expect from this course:

  1. Alcohol – Draining your health, bank account and social ability one drink at a time.
  2. Smoking – Science can’t be wrong. These sticks are affecting more than you think.
  3. Masturbation – Instant gratification, immediate regret and the sapping of your sexual energy.

This should be interesting. Hope you stick around for the full series.

Part 1 - Alcohol

Why “Portland sucks for single men”

A few months back a short and slightly pedantic article was written by a local on why the dating market in Portland is anything less than stellar. While I am a fan of Roosh, his Return of Kings blog can be hit or miss as the majority of articles are written by a various mix of men in different areas of their lives.

Surprisingly this article got major attention at the /r/Portland section of Reddit and the white knights came out in full force. I’ll agree the article in question seemed emotionally driven, loose on fact and suspect in nature but some of the responses were entertaining if only further proof of the beta/feminist driven world.

I had written a retort and to my better judgement refrained from posting it to deaf ears. It resurfaced this week while I was cleaning up my files and I figured I’d share my insight into this and the quality of women in Portland.

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