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The latest census data show there are 114 single men for every 100 single women in Alaska, compared to 86 single men for every 100 single women nationally (and 80 to 100 in New York State.)The current ratio in Alaska actually reflects a slight improvement, from the single man's perspective, over 10 years ago.
July 23, 2004, Friday An article on Wednesday described the plight of single men facing a shortage of single women in Alaska.
Friars said, '' The women up here, they know it's 10-to-one odds, so they can be as picky as they want.'' There was some evidence of pickiness among women on an online dating Web site, Plentyoffish.com, where an Anchorage woman recently posted a message headlined '' Bye Bye Losers.'''' I am a female who knows what she wants and will stop at nothing to get what I want,'' the woman wrote.
'' That means what I want I get and I will not take no for an answer.'' On the same site, where there were significantly more Alaskan men seeking women than women seeking men, a man posted this message: '' Bushdweller seeks good woman,'' saying, '' I live out in the Alaska bush 1/3wilderness$) leading a back to basic lifestyle.
Forty-eight percent of Alaska's 650,000 residents are women, according to the 2000 Census, up from 47 percent in 1990.
Complicating matters for lovelorn men, Anchorage and Fairbanks, the state's two largest cities, are becoming the fast-growing hot spots of a new demographic -- lesbians.
'' City life is just like life in the lower 48, and there's no particular reason why women should want to leave.'' But Professor Kleinfeld, who has conducted extensive interviews with unattached men living in the bush, acknowledged that bachelors looking for love in rural areas of Alaska were still facing tough odds and that mail-order brides were common.'' In a place like Nome, they are still asking, ' Where are the girls? If the shortage of women is less severe now in the big cities, Jason Friars, 25, who lives in Anchorage, has neither noticed it nor reaped the benefits. Friars, a hotel cook who moved to Alaska a year ago from California, was interviewed one evening at a downtown bar called Darwin's Theory.