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    Magazine: Atlanta Best City for Singles

    Atlanta Tops Forbes' Best Cities for Singles List
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    WebMD Health News
    Reviewed by Louise Chang, MD

    Sept. 9, 2008 -- If you're single, you might feel right at home in Atlanta, which Forbes lists as this year's best U.S. city for singles.

    It's the first time that Atlanta has topped the list. Forbes cites seven factors -- "coolness, cost of living alone, culture, job growth, online dating, nightlife, and number of singles" -- as the basis of its best cities for singles list.

    How do you measure things like "coolness" and "nightlife"? The "coolness" rankings came from a national poll conducted by Harris Interactive; the "nightlife" ratings came from the number of nightclubs per capita. And the number of singles in each city is based on the percentage of never-married singles older than 15.

    40 Best Cities for Singles

    Here is Forbes' full list of the best cities for singles:

    1. Atlanta
    2. San Francisco
    3. Dallas
    4. Minneapolis
    5. Washington, D.C.
    6. Seattle
    7. Boston
    8. New York
    9. Orlando, Fla.
    10. Phoenix
    11. Chicago
    12. Denver-Aurora
    13. Miami
    14. Austin, Texas
    15. San Antonio
    16. Los Angeles
    17. Houston
    18. Charlotte, N.C.
    19. San Diego
    20. St. Louis
    21. Columbus, Ohio
    22. Philadelphia
    23. Tampa-St. Petersburg, Fla.
    24. Las Vegas
    25. Baltimore
    26. Virginia Beach-Norfolk, Va.
    27. Detroit
    28. Pittsburgh
    29. Portland, Ore.
    30. Buffalo, N.Y.
    31. Milwaukee
    32. Sacramento, Calif.
    33. Cincinnati
    34. Memphis, Tenn.
    35. Providence, R.I.
    36. Kansas City, Kan.
    37. Indianapolis
    38. Cleveland
    39. Salt Lake City
    40. Jacksonville, Fla.

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