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Valentine’s Day Options for Singles

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courtesy of ‘erin m’

Yep, it’s that time a year again: Valentine’s Day. And if you’re single, you might be moping about wondering why there’s no one to take you to a nice pre-fixe, four course dinner with truffles and free champagne. So in order to prevent yourself from being a shut-in, listening to sad Fiona Apple songs while you down a bottle of red wine, let’s buck up and get out there. Sure, it can be a tough holiday if you’re not in a relationship, but I am a firm believer that just because you’re single on Valentine’s day does not mean you have to be morbidly bitter or that you have to eat frozen pizza while all the couples in the city enjoy their fancy dinners.
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DC a Top City for Singles

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‘Happy Loving Couple, Farragut North Washington DC’
courtesy of ‘chip py the photo guy’

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?