There may be over four million unmarried people in NYC, but it's hard out here for a single. Casual dating costs approximately a zillion dollars, marrieds love stealing their single friends' phones and swiping left on potential soulmates (for "fun"...?), and the most attractive singletons don't feel ready to settle until they're like, 60 years old.

So dire is the situation that some people have graduated from the University of Online Dating to getting their Masters in Crowdsourcing Your Love Life on Reality TV. New Bravo series The Singles Project aims to make dating slightly easier for their cast by hooking them up with real-time advice from the audience at home via social media. But if finding love on television isn't your thing, the following infographic breaks down the anatomy of a single New Yorker. Bask in your single solidarity and study hard — after all, it takes one to know one. And for some live action human mating rituals, check out The Singles Project on August 12, Tuesday @10/9c on BRAVO.

It's a hard-knock life for New York City singles, but you can get a healthy dose of unsolicited advice from check out The Singles Project on August 12, Tuesday @10/9c on BRAVO.

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