Tuesday, October 7

Atlanta Tops List of Best City for Singles

For the first time ever, Atlanta tops Forbes' list of the best cities for singles.

To determine which U.S. cities are most comfortable for singles, Forbes ranked the 40 largest urbanized areas in mainland America in seven different categories: number of singles, night life, culture, cost of living alone, job growth, online dating activity and coolness.

At number seven, New York barely made the top ten. However, the Big Apple was ranked as the city with the best night life and the third-best cultural resources. But young singles need to eat as well as party, and New York scored dead last in the cost-of-living category.

Due to the high cost of living in L.A., the nation's second-largest city came in 15th this year, a huge drop from its third-place finish in 2007. Blame the cost of living in sun-drenched SoCal and a lackadaisical online dating culture.

Here's the top ten:

1. Atlanta
2. San Francisco

3. Dallas
3. Minneapolis (tie)
4. Washington, D.C.

5. Seattle

6. Boston

7. New York City

8. Orlando

9. Phoenix
10. Chicago
25. Virgina Beach, VA (because thats where I'm from, I had to include it lol)

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