Gen Z Men Have Given Up On Dating. And Honestly, Who Can Blame Them?

80% of men are deemed “unattractive” by women

Isaiah McCall
Yard Couch
Published in
4 min readJul 28, 2023


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How did the Zoomer dating scene get so fucked?

A recent Pew study revealed that a pathetic 37 percent of young men claim to be in relationships.

Young men are so miserably failing at the dating game that the rate of young women in relationships more than doubles that of young men, with only a measly 34 percent of young women admitting to being single.

The Hill summarized Pew’s findings in a brutally honest headline: “Most young men are single. Most young women are not.”

“Men in their 20s are more likely than women in their 20s to be romantically uninvolved, sexually dormant, friendless and lonely,” The Hill reported.

So what’s going on? Are all the ladies dating Leonardo DiCaprio?

I live in New York City.

Statistically among the “worst places in the nation for singles.”

But New York is a microcosm for the rest of the Western world. What happens here spills over elsewhere. If witchcraft is afoot, it’s probably from here

What you’ll notice in NYC is that relationships are fickle. Sickeningly so.