Valentine’s Day is Sunday, but Cupid plays favorites with where he aims his arrows. The Daily Beast measures America’s 104 largest cities, to find the best, and worst, places to find a mate.Well, a quick look at where I've lived will tell you why I don't have a special Valentine!
In every major city there are massive amounts of single people out there, says Janis Spindel. But it’s tough to find love. She should know: she makes her living from that fact, running a top matchmaking firm.
Forget the romantic notion of destiny. The clinical way to defy the mate-hunting odds, as Spindel can testify, boils down to one thing: location. location. With Valentine’s Day approaching, The Daily Beast thought it would quantify that part of the love equation, by examining and then ranking the 104 largest American cities, according to which are most conducive to finding, and keeping, a spouse. [...]
These rankings are universal, designed to be neutral in relation to gender, race, religion, sexual orientation or age. The only thing that matters is if you’re looking for love. If so, read below to see how your city fared.
My first stop on the relationship wilderness trail was Indianapolis! Indianapolis is ranked 90th -- as determined by the "singles" ratio, the number of places where you might have a "social life," the "emotional health" of people in the city -- I wonder how they determined this! And finally, the marriage ratio and the divorce ratio.
Indianapolis gets a "B" under Singles, a "D" for the Social life, an "F" for Emotional health (geezz!!); a "D" for Marriage, and a "C" for Divorce.
Now I can understand why I was so eager to leave!
I left Indianapolis for Fort Myers, FL, which is such a relationship mecca that it didn't even make the list!!
For the past 20 years I've called the Washington, DC area home. So, how does DC rank? Drum roll please .......... 62!
DC gets a "B" under Singles, a "D" for the Social life, a "C" for Emotional health (really ... that good?), a "B" for Marriage, and a "D" for Divorce.
Well, I have at least dated more since moving to DC, but still no partner.
So where is the best spot in the country to meet someone? Long Beach, CA!
Gee, if I didn't fear falling into the Pacific Ocean someday I might consider moving!