We were doing some research this morning and were surprised to see that there were more women than men in both the US and the UK. We often hear that the male population dominates on our planet but although it looks like things have been this way for a while; these female/male ratios were news to us so we though we’d share it!

The world population (as of this morning in London) is reportedly 50.4% male and 49.6% female. Whereas the in the UK it’s 50.8% female and across the pond in the US, 50.6% female.

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Source: http://www.countrymeters.info

As we approach Valentines Day, it would be timely to check out where all the single guys and gals are among these hundreds of millions of people in the UK and USA.

After a bit of digging around on the wold wide web, we’ve found out where they’re likely to be but sadly, we can’t tell you how tall they are!  let’s start with the UK…

According to the Guardian, figures from a 2015 show that over a third of the adult population aged 16 and over in England and Wales is technically single (never married) – at least according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

It’s good news for all the single ladies out there. There are officially more single men than women in England and Wales, across all age brackets and in almost every local authority in the country. Of the country’s single population aged between 18 and 64, 54% are men.

There are only two areas in England and Wales that have more never married women aged 18-64 than men; Knowsley, on Merseyside, and the south-west London borough of Wandsworth. It is claimed that in Wandsworth there are 66,000 single women between 18 and 64, compared to 64,000 men. The margin for Knowsley is much smaller – 21,000 to 20,800. These are the only two local authority areas where there are more never married 25-34 year old women than there are men.

Keen to learn more? The ONS have produced this interactive singles map. It shows  a breakdown by area, where you can see what’s happening where you live!

UK Singles Map

Meanwhile, across the pond in the USA. If you’re a single lady on the East Coast looking for love, it might make sense to take a road trip! This 2015 edition of the singles map produced by the Martin Prosperity Institute shows that the majority of the single guys seem to be hanging out on the West Coast.

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Now,  we’ll admit it. We’re no statisticians but this is something a little bit different and we thought it might make for interesting reading. We’re also a bit disappointed that there’s no data to show just how many are likely to be taller than average! If you have any more up to date information or relevant insight that you’d like to share, please let us know in the comments below.