How to Find a Man

Alex Boggs, Staff Writer

The best and easiest way to find a man is to go where they are. One of the simplest ways to do this is to consider male to female ratios. If there are more men, then it would follow that chances of finding love are higher because there are simply more options. Also, on college campuses for instance, if there are more females than males, there is not one male for each female, and this will inevitably cause drama. Girls backstab each other over guys all the time. I, for one, want to make this drama the least likely to happen by simply finding a college with more men than women. Simply put this means less competition. Also, let’s be real for a moment, I want to be the minority at my college. I want to be the hot commodity that knows there are fewer women than men. I do not want guys to know that there aren’t that many of them.

For example I looked at the University of Montevallo in April of last year where there were only about 3,000 students. Of their students, almost 70% of them are females and only about 30% are males. Now if we do the math, that is about 900 male students to 2100 female students. Could you imagine if you had a terrible date? Sooner or later all 899 of the other male students would hear about it, and you would never get a date again. There are three major places to consider the male to female ratio if you want to find a man: colleges, states, and careers.


College and States

One fact that college reps rarely mention is their male to female ratio, which is sad because even though this should not make or break a decision to go there, this information is very important to consider. For example, Samford University is 34% males and 66% females.  This is concerning, especially since Alabama already has a lower male to female ratio than other states. There are only 93 men to every 100 women in Alabama. This college and state would make it harder to find and keep a man.

Loyola University in New Orleans’ stats are similar to Samford with a 38% male and  62% female population. Louisiana has 95.6 men to every 100 females. Even though there are more males than Alabama, there are still more women than men statewide.

In contrast, the University of Alaska at Anchorage is 43% male and 57% female. Even though there are still more females, it is more balanced than the previous colleges and there are more men than women in Alaska. They have 109 males to every 100 females. This number is more friendly than the others. As a matter of fact, Alaska has the highest ratio of men to women, which is truly useful when man hunting.

As for Tennessee, the college with the best amount of men is Tennessee Tech. They have 55% males and 45% females. They offer the best chance to find a man. Vanderbilt and UTK are about 50-50. Out of most of the other bigger colleges in Tennessee, UTC is probably the next best with about 56% females and 44% males. Tennessee as a state has 95 males for every 100 females, which is below the national average of 97 males to every 100 females.



It makes sense that Tennessee Tech would have more boys considering it is a college more geared towards technical and mechanical careers. Out of U.S. tech jobs only about 20% of them are held by women. So, this would be a great career to get into to find a man, because there are plenty of them in this field, and not that many women.

In contrast, about 75% of elementary and middle school teachers in the U.S. are female. Almost 80% of Veterinarians are females as well. Finally almost 85% of social services are females. Needless to say these might not be the best careers to choose when man hunting.



All in all, the easiest way to find a man is to go where they frequent. Colleges, states, and careers are great places to meet people and therefore men. I’m not saying that in order to find a man you must move to Alaska and become something in the tech field, I’m only saying to look at these ratios and try and find a balance. If you know that you are in a mostly female state or college, you might look into a more male inclusive field. If you are set on being an elementary or middle school teacher, you might consider moving to a state with more men. And as they say, “variety is the spice of life,” and the only way to find the best spice for your taste buds is by having numerous options.


The Main Hall of the University of Montevallo in Montevallo, Alabama, where the male-to-female ratio is a sad 70:30

Tennessee Tech, where the male-to-female ratio is a promising 55:45

You should consider entering the tech field if you want to find a man, seeing as around 80% of the sector's jobs are held by men

Elementary and middle school teaching is one of the most female-dominated career fields, coming in at 75% female