We therefore turned to a panel of experts for advice on money, examining the characteristics of a prospective city to call home and drawing singles to those areas.Click on the experts’ profiles to read their bios and thoughts on the following key questions: What should singles be looking for when choosing a city?But the place you call home has a lot to do with your chances of finding the right partner as well.Having an enticing "mating market" matters as much or more than a vibrant labor market.As the area inside the Loop grows denser, greener and more pedestrian-friendly, downtown is poised to transform itself into a residential hot spot.Still, it's not as simple as "If you build it, they will come." Perceptions of safety often shape reality, and can affect whether women, families and empty nesters move downtown.Our data set ranges from “share of single population” to “number of online dating opportunities” to “nightlife options per capita.” Continue reading below for the winners, expert dating advice and a full description of our methodology. Some offer plenty of options for singles, whereas others are friendlier toward other lifestyles.
Bad way to get a girl into you." Martino's not the only one struggling to date in a female-dominated scenario, whether that's a college, profession, or city where women outnumber men.
The number of eligible guys in her area is so meager, Martino says, that she and a girlfriend realized they'd both dated the same guy and he'd given them the identical lame excuse for breaking things off after three dates: He had "last-minute studying" to do.
That's still not as awful as the date who, after making out with Martino, started kissing another woman while they were still out at a club.
WHICH OF THESE two decisions do you think has a bigger impact on someone's life: finding the right job, or finding the right significant other?
No one's going to argue with the notion that where you live affects your employment prospects.