I've noticed guys in their early 20's are basically longing to being in a relationship. Just notice how many 18-24 years old here post a lot of questions being depressed about not being able to have a girlfriend and feeling lonely. Lots of men fall back into this stage around their 50's or so but later get over it. I'm not much of a book reader but you should check out a book called "Life & Times of Michael K" by J. M. Coetzee that has an underlying theme on male loneliness.
Girls my age until their mid 30's are the ones desperate of being in a long term relationship. I remember someone referred me to a forum of women discussing their lives at 30 years of age and they recalled these things. I've heard people calling this stage when women "hit the wall", which is probably a term coined by MGTOW's. Basically, when their looks and their options go down, along with being close to become less fertile, it makes women crave on settling down with someone. It has been said that this stage is coming earlier to modern females.
I would call it a tie, generally speaking. Though obviously it differs slightly from person to person.
There'd be much more single women if women weren't so desperate. Guys crave them but many of the women I know evaluate their worth as a person based on whether she's with a guy. There have been exceptions of course but that is the rule in my experience.
Im pleased with the results, obviously people are learning, us men can just go and take a girl for sex and just dump her, it is women that are always interested in relationships, this is proven on dating sites.