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Single? Looking For A Change? Check Out The List Of Cities Perfect For Singles

Looking for a city that is perfect for singles? Forbes took into a few factors and surveyed the best cities to live for singles.

According to Forbes, the ultimate in scoring cities on livability, singles look at the following factors in choosing their best place to live:

Culture: Forbes looked at the number of cultural events and places per capita. Included in their list were the number of live theaters, concert venues, sport teams, and museums. They also included in this category the number of colleges and universities, which would definitely add flavor to a city with their own brand of theater, film and art exhibits.

Coolness: Coolness factor definitely needs to be included. While this is a difficult concept to truly define since it means different things to different people, a polling company conducted a survey of adults from across the U.S. and asked them which cities do they think are the coolest?

Online Dating: The number of online dating forums and companies were determined by the number of the number of active profiles for each city as listed on dating site Yahoo! Personals.

Nightlife: For nightlife, Forbes included the number of restaurants, bars and nightclubs per capita.

Cost Of Living Alone: This is always an issue when moving to another city; can you afford the price of an apartment? To determine the cost of living alone, Forbes averaged out the cost of rent, pizza, the price of a movie ticket and the cost of beer. What they also took into consideration was salary, based on an entry-level position.

Job Growth: Forbes included job growth for each metropolitan area over the next five years.

 Forbes’ Top 5 Places to Live for Singles

1.San Francisco-Oakland We used to live in San Francisco and can attest to its magnificence. While Forbes states that 34% of city residents are not married, if you venture out of the metro’s core, into the Bay area, including Berkeley, Oakland, San Jose and the valley, you’ll probably find even more singles.

 2.New York With 33% of the over 14 million New Yorker’s, there are probably a lot of “Sex and the City” scenarios happening each and every night. And in terms of a cool factor, it’s difficult to get any cooler. 

 3.Los Angeles At the Forbes’ site they list the top bachelor and bachelorette for each city. While most of the cities listed, include the semi-famous or even people you may never have heard of, Los Angeles is in its own ranking with George Clooney and Cameron Diaz being the top singles in that town. If that has you a little down in terms of the competition, the city boasts of having a single population of 35%. 

 4.Atlanta Atlanta is a city that has so much to offer and with a cost of living alone so much cheaper than the previous ranked metropolitans, it’s worth checking out. The city’s single population is 32%. 

 5.Chicago Chicago, with 33% of its 6,453,960 population base being single and with a slightly lower cost of living alone than San Francisco and New York, this is a good bet for anyone seeking a cool place to be. And of course, culturally speaking, there’s a lot to see and do in this hip and happening town.

Source: By , About.com Guide

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October 28, 2010 - Posted by | Moving | , , , , , ,

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