” Raleigh, NC, took the top spot, with 66.7 percent of its residents satisfied with the dating scene.
It’s followed by San Antonio, Texas (62.5); Boston, Mass. “We expect that each person surveyed rated their city based on their own personal experiences and observations of the dating scene in their city,” Andrew Woo, director of data science for Apartment List, told Bustle.
“You can dress a little wilder, slap on some fake eyelashes—you can do anything you want, at any age.
There are no judgments.” Unabashedly batting those faux lashes got the Big Apple more than a few second glances this year.
The winning cities in the singles-scene category excel in the off-hours, ranking highly for nightclubs, dive bars, and even great diners, where you might lock eyes with someone over a late-night order of fries.
But the most singles-friendly cities also put a creative spin on conventional meet-up spots.
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Singles, take note: Chicago was named the best city for dating in the U. this week by "The Great Love Debate," a nationally touring event that unites single men and women in the audience with a panel of relationship experts to discuss dating."The Midwest overall is far more optimistic, hopeful and enthusiastic about all things love, dating, relationships," said Brian Howie, producer of "The Great Love Debate" and author of "How to Find Love in 60 Seconds."Howie said the Windy City is a standout among the 78 cities the show has toured. Chicago's very vibrant.""The Great Love Debate" used data from 35,000 audience members who have attended the show since 2014 to calculate Chicago's top spot, which was based on attractiveness and diversity of population, sense of civic pride, confidence within the dating community and vibrancy of social scene. Bela Gandhi, founder of Smart Dating Academy, said that taking advantage of a thriving dating scene — or dating anywhere — must be more than just "jumping in" if a single man or woman wants to see results. Can't find a date for your festive holiday engagements in our fair city? the thing that we do very naturally is make a plan," said Gandhi, who is familiar with the show but is not one of "The Great Love Debate's" expert panelists.Read on (the 10 cities are in no particular order), and let us know from your experience what other cities and towns are particularly single-friendly, and why.In the 1960s and '70s, San Francisco achieved mythical status as the land of free love. (Or you could be stuck in a loveless relationship with a passive-aggressive narcissist. Single isn't the worst thing to be.) But single at the holidays can be..."When all of that prep is done, the magic happens."Howie said spring is a perfect time to begin dating in Chicago, when both indoor and outdoor activities create opportunities for dates and meeting people."Between right now and the end of June, there's no excuses," he said."The Great Love Debate" will return to Chicago at the end of the month for 15 shows at the Greenhouse Theater Center.The singles scene in New York City is a little crazy, maybe even certifiably so.