On paper, Baltimore has an attractive resume for a single gal interviewing potential cities to live in. The number crunchers at Kiplinger, a financial planning outfit, felt the same way.Between Johns Hopkins and the University of Maryland systems, Baltimore is bursting at its waterfront seams with doctors, lawyers, dentists, and academics. They’ve ranked Baltimore among the “Top 10 Best Cities for Singles.” Their rankings are based primarily on median income and cost of living. Kiplinger concluded that Baltimore is one of the best cities to be single because, “More than half the population is single, three in 20 hold a graduate degree, and the average date is pretty cheap.” In fact, they report that the average date, which they consider to be two movie tickets and a bottle of wine, costs .75 in Baltimore.There’s usually an exodus to Maryland/Virginia, where there are forests, mountains and all of that other lovely greenery that city folk miss out on. That means Happy Hours are definitely popular, meeting for “work drinks” is a common and essential trend, and your date will most likely be at an elegantly casual bar or a restaurant with a killer drink menu. residents are well traveled, went to great schools, and come from fairly privileged upbringings.Your date will usually include some kind of outdoor activity in his/her list of hobbies, since they spend their weekend going on casual hikes, walks, runs, or more adventuresome activities. It’ll give you something fun to do as your relationship develops … If you don’t like people who drink, this isn’t your city. So if you spend the night, be ready for her to ask you to brunch tomorrow, where you’ll most likely go to Open City, Ted’s Bulletin, Founding Farmers, or one of those other massively popular spots with long lines and slow service. brunches have bottomless mimosas, a gluten-free menu, and cheekily named entrees that play on the names of past presidents, so get ready for a little bit of sass with your Sunday morning meal. They are more inclined to talk about where they studied abroad their junior year of college than the latest movie they saw. C., author Amanda Hess decided to move to Los Angeles in hopes of finding a better dating scene. Are you blaming your town for your dating troubles? I live in DC and I agree with this line from the article “One friend in D. told me that the scene can be so claustrophobic that dating online means weeding through a selection of coworkers, friends, and friends’ exes.” The network in DC is so small it can feel incestuous at times.She was under the impression that Los Angeles is one of America’s “Best Cities for Singles.” “But between dark basement beers during my last month in Washington,” she writes, “my friends presented me a phantasmagoria of single life in L. In Chicago, Charlotte, Des Moines, Boise, and Seattle. I always joke when you break up with someone in DC, it better me amicable, b/c you will see your ex again.Indeed, a Pew research report found that some 60% of American adults believe that online dating is a good way to meet to meet a partner, a figure that is constantly on the increase.
Our members include professional, educated men and women searching for real love, and we’re here to help them find it.assuming, of course, that you don’t mind the rampant mosquitos, the humidity, and the random torrential downpours characteristic of the region. Ever notice how Frank Underwood in “House of Cards” always seems to be pouring a glass of bourbon in the evening, and Claire loves her wine? C., where your job’s more bearable when you’ve got a drink in your hand. Brunching is serious business in most big cities; D. It’s about seeing and being seen, showing off your conquest from the night before, and maybe saying “hi” to some work colleagues at the table next to you (then gossiping about them when they turn away). So better hope you studied someplace chic like London, Paris, or Prague, because if you spent your year backpacking across Europe with dreads in your hair and five Euros in your pocket, your date probably won’t relate. is filled with fairly serious, studious people who will remind you of that kid in class who always had his/her hand raised and graduated with honors. Monty was a dashing silver-haired photographer known for his elegant cocktail parties, Elliot a clever bartender in horn-rimmed glasses who was also a sportswriter. Numbered among the most recent crop of emerging singles is my fetching friend Strawberry Shortcake, a wide-eyed Girl Scout type fifteen years younger than I, hence not as scarred by the dissolution and depravity of the 1970s and 80s.They pre-screened cities for their study like a woman screens her calls, ignoring the cities with too high of a percentage of married households. Maybe if the couple forgoes the wine for a six-pack of Natty Boh, the person picking up the check could spare no expense and splurge on some sweet potato fries.What Kiplinger could measure, lackluster cheap dates aside, is the number of people satisfied with the single life versus the number dating to find that one person.So Baltimore, does a city of singles live happily single ever after?