From my first night out in Honolulu, I was hit with the realization that outside of New York City people actually want to date me.I sat at tiki bars drinking mai tais with tiny umbrellas sticking out of them and had my drinks purchased for me by Lieutenants and swimmers.Then you told me you were moving here, so I told them all about you.Basically, you already have a bunch of my friends ready to compete for your love.” That was my first clue had somehow stumbled into a tropical version of The Bachelorette. According to Trulia, a real estate statistics company, there are 1.27 single men for every single woman in Honolulu.
Recently, I found myself with an opportunity to move to Honolulu. With the polar vortex looming in front of me, I packed my sundresses in a backpack, and found a reasonable flight out of Newark.The last internet date I was supposed to go on in New York City never actually happened.I had been talking to this guy who seemed handsome, intelligent, and interesting.My sister, who has been living here for three years, added, “[Meeting men] here as a woman is easy, the odds are always stacked in your favor.And the population is so diverse so you can really find what you’re looking for. By that I mean they have awesome bodies.” After a couple of days of hanging out on the beaches and hiking through rainforests, I updated my online dating profile to show I was in Honolulu. Sure, there were a few of the standard “Want to bang?
I went dancing with my friends at the bars on Waikiki and was surrounded by the most gorgeous men I had ever seen. I walk into a bar with my girlfriends and you see the heads turn as the men swivel around on their stools.” Honolulu can be a transitory place – it’s hard to buy property because of the high costs, and many people only stay a few years before they move on.