Denver women complain Mile High City’s famously large supply of single hunks has dried up… with COVID, dating apps and influx of women all blamed
Denver used to be home to so many eligible single men it was nicknamed ‘Menver’ – but angry female singles are now complaining of a romantic drought.
The Colorado city first got the nickname in the early 2000s after it developed a reputation for being filled with attractive, single men looking to date, reports The Denver Post.
But the Mile High City now appears to be hit by a supply chain crisis, with hordes of local women asking where all the hot men have gone.
COVID and the proliferation of dating apps have both been blamed.
‘Menver’ may even have been a victim of its own success, with so many women flocking there in hopes of finding a cool outdoorsman or cowboy that local men no longer had to rest.
‘If you’re a woman and you’re thinking about moving to Denver, don’t. I know the nickname is ‘Menver Denver’ but the men don’t live in Denver,’ said TikTok user Fiona.
TikTok user Fiona (pictured) said: ‘If you want to stay single move to Denver – don’t let Menver fool you’
Colorado woman complains Denver’s famously large dating pool has dried up and claims the Mile High City’s single men are no longer interested in approaching them
“I have a theory that the men who moved to Denver gave up on dating, but they also gave up on themselves.”
‘If you’re the type of girl who’s used to being wined and dined, on holidays, you’re not going to find your man here. The men literally don’t pay for the dates here, they let you split the bill,” says Fiona who claims to have lived in Denver for a year and a half.
“They prioritize buying $10,000 bikes, skiing, snowboarding, everything you’re expected to do.”
‘If you want to waste your time and not find yourself a man, move to Denver. But if you want to get the one, go away.’
A WalletHub study rated Denver the third best city in the country for singles in 2024, based on economic, recreational and dating opportunity factors — but locals beg to differ.
Ashley Hughes, 38, told The Denver Post that dating was much easier when she first moved to Denver in 2011 at the age of 25, and men would approach her and her friends and ask them out.
“As I’ve gotten older, people don’t approach you anymore. The effort is so little,” she said.
Hughes said she believes social isolation from the pandemic has negatively affected people’s social skills and that dating apps have made some interactions with suitors real.
“Man, if apps can go away just a little bit, people can actually talk to each other again,” Hughes said.
TikTok user Ellie Abes posted a video about her grievances with dating in the Mile High City for a year and a half.
“The men here don’t approach well, you can be out and about, on the town, a lot of guys, lock eyes with a handsome man, see a handsome man, but they don’t come to you,” she said said .
Abes criticized the effort men in Denver put into going on dates, saying they don’t shave their faces, wear hoodies and smell like dirt.
Denver first earned the nickname ‘Menver’ in the early 2000s for its surplus of single straight men. A WalletHub study named Denver the third best city in the country for singles in 2024
TikTok user Ellie Abes posted a video about her grievances with dating in the Mile High City for a year and a half
“It’s very rare to go on a romantic, wine-and-dinner kind of experience here,” Abes said.
“It’s more like coffee, hikes, walks, pet your dog, it’s kind of like — it’s not romantic here.”
‘They have enough money to ski and that’s where their money stops. They don’t spend money on dating, they don’t spend money looking for women,’ she said.
“If you’re looking for a career-driven man who’s going to make that much money, it’s not in Denver.”
Abes said: ‘Generally the men here are not looking for their wife. They want to climb, hike, ski.;