Seattle IT people suffer bad case of Darwin

It seems that straight male IT experts will become an endangered species in Seattle because the male dominated industry dominates the region and women are thin on the ground.

Apparently the problem is about to be made worse because of the growth of Amazon which has a staff profile which is 75 percent men.

Writing in his bog Jeff Reifman said Amazon’s 75 per cent figure is similar to Microsoft and other tech companies, as well. The difference is that Amazon has been expanding rapidly in Seattle, now employing nearly 25,000 people in the city, up from 5,000 in 2010.

By the end of 2014, Reifman projects, there will be 130 single men in Seattle for every 100 single women — up from a ratio of 119 single men to 100 single women in April 2010.

He said that over the past two years, I’ve personally found dating in Seattle has become increasingly difficult. It’s less common to meet single women in person and online dating is more difficult.

“It’s not that I can’t get dates but it’s harder to find women that are a good match for me. Online, it’s been harder to catch women’s attention, harder to get them to schedule a date and they cancel dates more frequently,” he said.

On the bright side, if you’re a straight single woman outside of Seattle, this might be a great time to move there. Well, if you want to marry an IT person and live in Seattle. The comments on the blog make for amusing reading too.