Minneapolis women are some of the pickiest daters in the country, study says

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Note to self -- it's something to keep in mind next time you're wondering why you're single.
Don't beat yourself up too much, single fellas -- a new study by the Are You Interested? online dating site concludes that Minneapolis women are some of the pickiest online daters in the country.

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The study analyzed 450,000 "interactions of single women" with profiles on AYI between the ages of 18 and 99 to determine which locales are home to the gals least likely to respond. Turns out men and women seeking dates with women in Minneapolis have the third-worst luck, ahead of only Brooklyn (home to the least-responsive women) and Detroit.

Cincinnati and Los Angeles round out the top-five pickiest list.

On the other end of the spectrum, the least-picky female users reside in Jersey City, Miami, St. Louis, Las Vegas, and Portland, respectively. (So, from a certain perspective, this is another list where our hipster rivals come out ahead of us.)

Thankfully for single Minneapolis dudes such as yours truly, St. Paul and all the hot babes that live there are only a few miles and a river away.

-- Follow Aaron Rupar on Twitter at @atrupar. Got a tip? Drop him a line at arupar@citypages.com.


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39 comments
charlydsgn
charlydsgn

Maybe it's because Minneapolis women are so gorgeous, of course they are going to have high standards, and that's not a bad thing.

elizabethsw
elizabethsw

...all the hot babes WHO* live there.


They're certainly babes, but they're not things. #grammarqueen

thomas.m.crouse
thomas.m.crouse

I know Minnesotans place themselves above everyone else in the Midwest, but there's plenty of great ladies in the Dakotas, fellas!

Josiah McGee
Josiah McGee

I'm willing to bet your not from MN originally!

Josiah McGee
Josiah McGee

Or maybe they get discouraged cause MN women can be cold and callused when they actually go ask them out and so they just give up. Could this have anything to do with MN men increasingly becoming gay and trying to take the gayest city in the country title?

Josiah McGee
Josiah McGee

Dating or married to non self righteous girls that are willing to compromise and not expecting perfection.

Josiah McGee
Josiah McGee

BS Kathy women are stuck up before they even know a thing about you. They lie withing 5 minutes of meeting you. And use you for attention. I've meet people, men and women from all over the country, who can't believe how the women act here. I'm from Wisconsin and am appalled. Women give you their number and then never respond, why even give it FFS. You make one mistake and they run for the hills. Give mixed signals, and have 10 guys on the line. And lets also note that the only people liking your comment are women. It's true a lot of you Minnesota women think your own crap don't stink cause MN men are such wussies they never tell you how it is and your parents are probably even worse. Your not a princess, rich dudes aren't as plentiful as you think, and were really not believing your lies. Just cause guys want to get in your pants all the time doesn't mean your a catch. It means men are horny. Anna has proven this article correct "we are picky and selective about who we date - that means we are strong and smart". No it means you expect too much out of the average human male. Hollywood has corrupted and demented women to believing in a fiary tale kinda love. News flash the odds of you finding it are not so great. Ask the 40% of first marriages that don't work out if their fairy tale came true. Those odds get worse the more you get married. 67% 73% and up it goes each marriage. I blame women mostly due to the fact that they do have more choices and would rather move on to the next guy then stick it out and compromise with the one they have. That paired with the fact they get confidence and ego from men desiring you is a recipe for disaster. The very men you want strong, outgoing, etc are probably not going to want to have to constantly stroke your ego like a 5 year old. This is not going to account for all but I'm willing to bet on most failed marriages and relationships. A lot of women are unwilling to support men emotionally, yet expect them to kiss their ass and if they don't run for the next guy that is going to kiss her ass, just to get in her pants. Feminism is starting to seem like misandry. Lighten up talking to a guy at the bar isn't going to give you HIV. Texting him back and giving him a chance isn't going to get you knocked up. Going out to coffee and paying for it yourself is equality remember you want that. So lets stop using selective equality when it suits our wants and start acting like we really want it. This article is spot on for the women around here. The nicest women I have met in my LIFE anywhere. Are not American... Foreign men can't believe how American women act so entitled and self righteous. There is a reason a huge market exists for mail order brides. A more quality product is available. So lets seriously consider that this article is spot on and women in this city and country for that matter could use a nice healthy dose of reality. Your shit stinks just like everyone else, your not perfect and therefore should not expect perfection from others, and STOP LYING it's ugly.

Julie Ann Williams
Julie Ann Williams

Or perhaps it's more of "Minneapolis guys never make a move... women misinterpreted as being picky because they can't date people who don't ask them out." Just saying.

Emma Quella
Emma Quella

We're not picky, Minnesotan men are just not that great.

1988GLBT
1988GLBT

Minneapolis women and gay men***

Matthew Martin
Matthew Martin

Is this really a surprise? We were ranked 4th in being "snobby" nationwide. Being "picky" is in the same realm. Loosen up ladies.

Anna Alexandra Eleanore
Anna Alexandra Eleanore

I disagree with the point where it says that those other cities "come out ahead of us". I think we come out ahead; we are picky and selective about who we date - that means we are strong and smart. I'm proud to be picky.

digitalprotocol
digitalprotocol topcommenter

women are too needy around here...too vapid

Kathy Drews
Kathy Drews

I know there are great MN guys but where are you?!

Kathy Drews
Kathy Drews

Lets rephrase the title of this article to be "MN women with high standards don't want to date you if you live in your Mom's basement and don't have job!"

Joey LeMay
Joey LeMay

*In Borat voice* Not good for me!

Jeff Evenmo
Jeff Evenmo

City Pages is so dumb now. What happened guys? You used to be cool.

jingletard
jingletard

You're wearing a fucking red fedora and complaining about women not being open and welcoming to your creepy neckbeard advances. 

Arkadi
Arkadi

@Josiah McGee Right, because "becoming gay" is totally a thing that happens.

dave918
dave918

You are a horrible person.

WatusiJenkins
WatusiJenkins

@Emma Quella 

And you're not very pretty. And you're fat. No wonder you ended up with that loser.

really
really

@Emma Quella Judging by your avatar pic you seem to have found one you like. Or was that the beer goggles? 

MarkDayton
MarkDayton

@1988GLBT 

I've heard that when it comes to gay men, they are way picky no matter if they live in Minneapolis or Timbuktu.  

joecool1999
joecool1999

Are you proud to be a future alpha widow unaware of your own dating value?


really
really

@Kathy Drews dating someone else

CinBlueland
CinBlueland topcommenter

@Kathy Drews So the guy that lives in a van and delivers pizza has a chance?..

dave918
dave918

@jingletard It's unforgivable. Forget death panels for health issues, let's get these fedora wearing bastards.

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