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Rent.com Rates Best Cities for Single Dudes (And Guys, Move Out of Your Parents' House!)

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Gentlemen (and ladies) take note: Los Angeles has been ranked by Rent.com as the 6th best city in the country for mixing and mingling. L.A.'s "exciting nightlife and urban appeal" is great for our 50/50 mix of single men and women, says the rental resource via an email release.Rent.com, which began in 2000 in Santa Monica as Viva.com, kind of loses touch with the "west coast cool" scene they enthuse about in their L.A. blurb. Their hot dating tip? "Check out the rooftop observation deck at LAX’s Theme Building for dazzling 360-degree views of the city. Your date is sure to be impressed." Ladies, do you agree?

Which five cities are better for bachelors? Houston, Chicago, San Antonio, New York, and Miami all bested the City of Angeles on this list.

The site also conducted a singleton-minded survey, and found the following:

  • A whopping 46 percent of single adult men under age 25 live free of charge with family or friends.
  • 45% of bachelors seek single ladies as neighbors (while only 17% of single women feel the same way)
  • True to the stereotype that bachelors live on takeout, only 4 percent of single male renters say they need a spacious kitchen
  • Nearly 2 in 5 single men pay between 25% - 50% of their monthly income on rent, while 7% pay more than half!
  • Nearly 9 in 10 respondents (87%) claim to clean their own apartments, while 5 percent hire a cleaning service to do it and another 5 percent invite their mothers over to help!

Last year, Travel + Leisure's survey ranked us as 11th in the nation for singles--of course, they also said while we're pretty stylish, we're also rude and not very bright. Men's Health, however, finds Los Angeles to be among the best of the, uh, average, in their 2011 ranking of 100 cities when it comes to the best places for men to live; Los Angeles ranks 40th.