We’ve all been there before at one point or another in our travel lives. You’re about to head out on the town for a ladies – or guys- night and the planning comes down to where to go in an unfamiliar city. A problem arises when you try and tell if the bar, lounge, or nightclub has what you’re looking for, as far as mingling goes. Is the ratio adequate enough for your group’s needs? Fear no more, because the Interwebs have now invented Ratio Finder.
According to the creators on weeplaces.com, the goal of Ratio Finder is essentially to record geodata based on Foursquare updates in order to pinpoint the strength of the male-female ratio in any given place. The data may be slightly flawed, considering there are more men than women using Foursquare, but you still get a pretty good sense of who’s hanging out where:
In the case of this image, it was capture at approximately 4:00pm on Thursday, October 21, just before a playoff baseball game involving our hometown San Francisco Giants versus the Philadelphia Phillies. Most of the bars around AT&T Park skewed heavily in favor of men versus women, with the ballpark itself have 29% more men, local brewpub 21st Amendment having 27% more men, yet local pregame favorite Java House had 24% more women.
Right now, Ratio Finder is only available in San Francisco and New York City, but if it catches on it could be a boon for singles looking to mingle everywhere. Anyone want to test it out in New York City tomorrow? If you do and you find some interesting results, let us know in the comments!