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Single In the City: Status Set to Seven

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Apparently, LA ranks as the 7th best city for singles in the nation, according to Forbes. Hmmm, 7th? At first glance, we're thinking perhaps that's a little generous, considering we're single in this city, and we don't get the sense that our odds here are theoretically better than the other 33 places listed. We've always thought that this town was coolly detached from dating--that the singles scene was about being seen; your choices are hookups or posing. So how did they come up with this ranking? They looked at the cost of living for a single person, based on income and housing options. They also factored in culture, nightlife, and something called "coolness." Incidentally, we're the big loser for coolness, pulling a rank of 11, behind our pals in Austin's hip #1. And while we rock the nightlife, coming in a respectable second behind our Big Apple friends, ultimately NY ranks overall behind us, in 8th place, which Gothamist seems content with. 7th, then, seems just right. Apparently, in order to overcome our singlehood, we need to worry less about being cool and more about lovin' the nightlife (shudder). But we wonder, if these cities are so great for singles, where does the couple call home when they hook up permanently?