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.
"You have to have your mindset in the right place, and you have to have your road map in your hand," she said.
"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.
But let’s cut the nonsense: nobody really cares about the best city to start a hot sauce company. What we do care about, however, is where we can get the most action with the least amount of effort.
And to figure that out, we took a list of the 30 busiest US Tinder markets (as provided by the company) and narrowed it down using three important criteria known to increase odds and fuel the flames of "romance": number of bars per 100 people (according to a study by Infogroup Targeting Solutions); percentage of single residents; and lopsided ratios of women to men.
If we learned anything from watching Rocky and Bullwinkle, it’s that Mounties are a LOT dumber than you’d think. Which probably explains the six bars per 1,000 people -- folks gotta warm up somewhere, right?
You know what we Much like its baseball team, Boston’s concentration of bars is highly overrated.
At 2.62 bars per 1,000 residents, it barely cracks the top 30.
Call it a “college town” all you want, Columbus is actually the largest city in America’s seventh-largest state, and it boasts just over four bars per every thousand people.
Nearly 34% of the city's population is single, and while the male-female ratio is almost even, a lot of those people are, in fact, horny college kids. With six bars for every thousand people and a population that's 35% single, the 29th-most-active Tinder town also boasts So Ho, one of the sexiest neighborhoods in America.
Until very recently, if you said you had a “hookup” in Oakland people usually thought it was for automatic weapons or crack.
But (THANK YOU HIPSTERS) the newly-gentrified East Bay is now the nation’s 21st-most-active Tinder market, and over 35% of its population is single.