Accordingly, dating in New York City is fun, while dating in Los Angeles sucks.
This statistic alone may be the single biggest cause of the lackluster love lives of singles in LA. Large distances in the world’s biggest city create a real barrier to intimacy.
This casual, unforced, unpremeditated contact is the cornerstone of building social relations.
When that happens enough times to enough people, you end up in a legendarily flaky city, and social and dating life encounter more obstacles. The transience of the city’s entertainment culture adds an aura of impermanence and unreliability to social ties.According to the Singles Map, the sex ratio in LA sucks.Anthropologists have noticed a statistic that correlates nicely with the social and sexual permissiveness of a population.Here’s the psychology of what I think happens: once you’ve been late or missed an appointment for reasons beyond your control, your brain has to make a choice: “I’m flaky so I’m a bad person” vs.“Flakiness is okay.” To avoid cognitive dissonance, the unconscious choice that most people make is to validate the unintended bad behavior.