Sick Of Being Lonely: The Forbes List Of The Top 20 Cities For Single People To Find A “Tender Touch” Or That Special Someone

- By Bossip Staff Categories: For the Fellas, For the Ladies, For Your Information

Don’t have a boo-thang? Then we have the perfect places you should move to find one

Forbes List Of Best Places For Single People To Live

To generate our list, we ranked 40 of the largest continental U.S. metropolitan statistical areas in seven different categories: coolness, cost of living alone, culture, job growth, online dating participation, nightlife and the ratio of singles to the entire population of the metro. Each metro was assigned a ranking of 1 to 40 in each category, based on quantitative data, and all categories were weighted equally. The ranks were then totaled to determine the final rankings. A metropolitan statistical area (MSA) is a geographic entity defined by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget for use by federal agencies in collecting, tabulating and publishing federal statistics.

The biggest factor in the rankings this year was an increase in online dating, not just in New York but across the entire U.S. Pepper Schwartz, Ph.D., a sociology professor at University of Washington in Seattle and the relationship expert at, says that the Seattle-based dating site has seen a 48% increase in subscriptions year-over-year. She believes that it’s directly related to the recession.

“I don’t think that it’s an accident,” says Schwartz. “People are telling us that when things are tough, core needs are most important. And love–someone to share your life with–is a core need.”

All folks want is a little love.

Hit the flipper to see if/where your city landed on the list.

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