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But srsly, develop a life outside of your cow-orkers. Easier said than done, I know.
But there is also bisexuality, which makes the math hard. But bisexuality does help. If there are even numbers of male and female bisexuals, and those bisexuals are equally romantically and sexually attracted to both males and females (look, that's much less of a simplification than a spherical cow, so just go with me on this), then it actually helps a lot. Because it'll be easier for women who are bisexuals to date men and easier for men who are bisexuals to date men. And everyone will be saved from a culture of awkward dating by the bisexuals. But that requires a sufficiently large pool of bisexuals who lack gender preferences.
I am not going to go into people who are genderqueer, because then it gets very difficult to calculate things. Just assume some massless, frictionless people and that all genderqueer people end up with other genderqueer people (highly unrealistic) and then we can simplify it all to not mattering - reality be damned.
Wow, after a decade of comments, you finally acknowledge my principal conclusion.
Seattle sucks (for dudes).
It's a pretty safe assumption that the vast majority of them are straight. Are gay men drawn to STEM fields in greater proportions than other fields? I haven't seen any particular evidence of that.
Amazon certainly needs to own some serious blame and play a part in the fix, but girls are increasingly under-represented in STEM as they grow older, meaning that there simply are not as many qualified women total or proportionately for Amazon and other corporations to simply stop being "bad" so this problem goes away.
We need to address this at every level here, throughout the county, and to some extent world-wide, due to the large representation of H1Bs employed in the field.
I'm sure Amazon's work environment creates a few bull queers.
I don't think there is data out there that would show single ladies are racist. However, I am assuming that the straight single lady population is much more white than the single male population (due to Indian immigration trends). Do you think that these overwhelmingly white single ladies would prefer to date Indian immigrant men or native born men (of what ever ethnicity) at the same rate? I assume they prefer native born men. I need to see data.
Did it ever occur to you that it might be the Indian men who aren't into white women? Or is that just too crazy a thought?
@8 Wins this thread.
It's raining men!
Statistics show that women of just about all races prefer dating white men. Among the least desirable in the dating world in the U.S. are black women and Asian men. While this is obviously the result of racial biases, individual people, of course, don't necessarily track with the statistics.
There does not seem to be a shortage of available women for straight men aged 21-40 in Seattle. Most of the complaints I hear are about the type of women that are single. I dont have any experience being single in Seattle, but every single guy I know whines about how all the 'cool' and 'date able' women are gone. There are plenty of options for sex, but not many for committed relationships. And the ones that are looking for committed relationships tend to have problems with fidelity or emotional intimacy. Then theres the complaints from 'e-dating' victims. If I had a dollar for every horror story Ive been given by a guy from a pof.com hookup in Seattle...well I wouldnt be rich, but I would have a hell of a lot of dollars.