With a male-to-female ratio of 10 to 1, the theory goes, legions of flannel-clad Alaskan men spend their Friday nights gutting fish or mounting moose heads on their walls - with nary a hope for a phone call or a date.So with women in short supply, those who venture into America's northernmost frontier get to pick the best men of the batch, right? When the National Singles Convention came to town this weekend, the local women in attendance were more likely to bury the popular myth - broadcast across the country in magazines and TV talk shows - than to praise it. A.," had her own advice for women considering a move to Alaska: "Bring your own man with you - and you'd better be good to him."For C. and many like her in Alaska, the idea of the lonely Alaska bachelor has lost much of its charm.Cooper was a participant in the juniors division of the Robert Spurr Memorial Hill Climb, said race director Brad Precosky.The close-knit Alaska mountain running community is in shock at the fatal mauling, he said.People tend to stay in, so the people you might click with you don’t get to see as much. A lot of people visit from out of state, and there’s also an army base near Anchorage, so you end up having a lot of summer flings."I dated this 'graffiti artist' for three years when I was younger, but I recently grabbed drinks with him — four years [after we broke up] — and he's still into [graffiti art].I'm not talking someone who does murals, I'm talking tags and train cars here.
It gets dark really early in the winter, and the clubs are pretty dead.All I could do was think about how irrelevant this is to the real world.I had to roll my eyes at how seriously he took the ‘lifestyle.'"During dates, it’s weird if they don’t hold the door open for you.A Chugach State Park ranger shot the bear in the face, but it ran away.Rangers and the Alaska Department of Fish and Game were still looking for the animal Sunday night on the slope overlooking Turnagain Arm southeast of Anchorage.