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Denver has long had a reputation for having a surplus of single males, leading to the nickname Menver. Locals have spent years debating whether this is myth or reality. But now, U. At least 19, more, in fact. Rachel "Silly Gilly" Gillis and her friends are twenty-something transplants who moved to Denver in pursuit of mountain views, sun-drenched skies and a lively singles' scene. They found all three, and now have an affectionate nickname for their new home: Menver. That's all of Denver. If you are a guy I feel bad, just don't leave. The Menver moniker was growing in popularity during the last decade; it was even referenced in an issue of GQ magazine the month before our column.
And while the gap between the of men and women in Denver between the ages of twenty and 39 was actually quite modest by then-current Census Bureau stats, the evidence at nightspots around town suggested otherwise. And a female bartender Men and women Denver Colorado the Atomic Cowboy on East Colfax smiled when asked if she'd ever heard the Menver term.
While gender inequality in certain bro-heavy ski towns may have given rise to the "Menver" concept, the statistics don't back it up. According to the United States Census the last record we downloaded before the government shutdownthe sexes are pretty evenly divided in Denver: For every females, there are I guess the 'Yeti' isn't just an imperial stout from Great Divide — it's the myth of Menver.
Do you believe? You should — but evidence requires some digging. Note that in the American Community Survey by the U. Census Bureau, the Denver listing showsmales living in the city versusfemales — meaning women were estimated to out men by nearly What the hell?
Fortunately, the folks at 9News stumbled upon a more specific breakdown from the study, this one zeroing in on "Sex by Marital Status by Age for the Population: 15 Years and Over. Proof at last! Better yet, the s hold up in a slew of prime dating age ranges, includingandas seen below:. Of course, there's no way of telling from these figures whether those 19,plus men are actively looking for that perfect woman — or looking for a woman at all.
But as of now, we're revising that whole idea of Menver being a myth.
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