It’s always interesting to see how DC stacks up to other cities. Apparently it’s the most walkable city, the healthiest city, and the best city for teleworking (?). Well, here’s another honor: Forbes recently named it the 5th best city for singles. What makes it so great? Well, here are the Forbes categories and DC’s rank in each: coolness (7th), culture (9th), online dating (3rd), nightlife (28th–ouch!), and ratio of singles to the entire population (8th). The District is fifth after New York City, Boston, Chicago, and Seattle.
This isn’t the first time DC has been noted as a great city for singles. Back in 2007 Kiplinger’s magazine said the District was a top 5 city for singles, in 2008 MSNBC rated the District as the sixth best city for singles, and our fair city has consistently been in the Forbes top ten list every year. With its reputation as a city full of young, ambitious recent graduates, the District does attract its share of date-able people. But is it really easier to find a date here than in other cities?