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LA Drops from #3 to #16 on Forbes' List of 'Best Cities for Singles'

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Los Angeles drops down to number 16 on's list of Best Cities for Singles. | Photo by Hamed Masoumi via flickr

As a city known for its beautiful weather and beautiful people, you'd think it would be difficult to name a more ideal city for singles than Los Angeles. However,, actually found 15 other cities that they think are a better fit for bachelors and bachelorettes in their "8th Annual Best Cities for Singles" list.

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LA's ranking of number 16 on the annual list that the national business magazine's Web site compiled, marks a 13 spot drop from 2007's results. What caused LA to drop from 3 to 16? The article, written by Executive Editor Michael Noer says, "Blame the cost of living in sun-drenched SoCal and a lackadaisical online dating culture."

Our wallets agree with that knock on LA's cost of living. But "lackadaisical online dating culture"? Clearly Noer has not driven around Los Angeles and spotted any of these signs in every damn neighborhood.

Atlanta took the top spot on the list, which is described by as a ranking of "the 40 largest urbanized areas in mainland America in seven different categories: number of singles, nightlife, culture, cost of living alone, job growth, online dating activity and coolness."