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LA Guys Are The Most Sensitive, Study Says

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A new study says that Los Angeles is the number one city for sensitive guys -- in where they (we?) can be found and where that sensitive side can best be showcased.

Actually, we share the top position. The City of (Sensitive) Angels tied with San Francisco.

With six additional Golden State cities filling out the study’s top fifteen, California kicked the less-sensitive butt’s of forty nine other states. Orange County (Anaheim/Santa Ana) came in at number eight.

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“I was little surprised with these results,” says former resident of both Los Angeles and San Francisco, Anna David (LAist Interview. “It takes a tough person to survive in a lot of these places.”

David’s a sex and relationship expert who has been tapped by AXE (you know, the body spray and shower gel people) to help spread the word of their study which is “to promote their new line of sensitive skin shower gels,” she said. “They went seeking out where the most sensitive men in America were.”

“LA is very much a city built on creativity,” she said. “And I do think that being in touch with those things is only going to help you access your creativity all the more. It’s such the era of the sensitive guy. Girls are into this stuff right now.”

“We’re into John Mayer and not Axl Rose.”

The Rest

The South did really bad, or really good, depending your vantage point. Nashville, Tennessee came in first of the worst.

Number three was New York City. When asked for a comment, New York told LAist: “hey, fuhgehdaboudit.”

The study was done by Sperling's “BestPlaces,” the people who do the annual rating of where’s best to live. Contributing to the results were factors which looked at were the cities best equipped to help guys tap into their softer side, because it matters to women.

Criteria included types of magazine subscriptions, abundance of cultural centers such as museums and music venues, types of retail stores, amount of sushi restaurants, and the least amount things like fishing and hunting.

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Best Cities for Showing Off Your Sensitive Side

1. Los Angeles/San Francisco, CA (tied for first)
3. New York, NY
4. Boston, MA
5. Washington, DC
6. Newark, NJ
7. Chicago, IL
8. Santa Ana-Anaheim, CA (The O.C.)
9. Miami, FL
10. Cambridge, MA

Worst Cities for Showing Off Your Sensitive Side

1. Nashville, TN
2. San Antonio, TX
3. Cincinnati, OH
4. Charlotte, NC
5. Kansas City, MO
6. St. Louis, MO
7. Pittsburgh, PA
8. Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
9. Jacksonville, FL
10. Virginia Beach-Norfolk, VA

A previous study by the same people, AXE's Best Cities for Hooking Up in America, saw LA finishing thirteenth. Boo, hisssss.

Anna David photo by Hamesh Shahani

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