Forbes magazine has a new edition of its “best cities for singles” ranking of forty American metro areas. It bases these rankings on seven components: coolness, cost of living alone, culture, job growth, online dating, nightlife and number of singles. (“Coolness” is based on responses to a Harris survey asking which city is the coolest. I would have said Minneapolis or Buffalo, because I would have assumed that the question referred to the weather, not the lifestyle.) Each metro area was ranked in each category, and the category ranks were summed to determine the overall rankings.
And the winner is:
To which I respond, incredulously, “Atlanta!” My least favorite major American city. Which establishes, as if further evidence were required, that I am not a swinging single.
Anyway, for our single readers who are contemplating a change of venue in order to spice up their lagging social lives, here’s the Forbes ranking:
8.New York City
39.Salt Lake City
For the full report, with category-by-category rankings, click here.