Report: Philly fourth best city for single men, not so much for single women

love park
Philadelphia is apparently living up to motto the City of Brotherly Love.

Finance website Nerd Wallet released a ranking of the best cities for singles. While Philly scored the number four spot for single men, it did not, unfortunately, even break the top ten when it came to single women.

“The main reason it didn’t crack the list for women is the ratio of men to women,” Nerd Wallet analyst Dizya Raghazan said, adding that Philadelphia was named the 17th city for single ladies.

“There are more unmarried women in Philadelphia than unmarried men,” she said. “For example, cities that did crack the top 10 are places like San Diego, where there are five unmarried men for every unmarried woman.”

Philadelphia, conversely, has a single female-to-male ratio of about .95 to 1, tipping the scale in favor of the not-so-fair sex.

“Philly is great for single males because Philly has more women than men, so that helps your odds,” Raghazan said.

The study also took into account cities’ walkability scores and the number of pickup spots like bars and gyms. “Philly has a lot of opportunities to meet people – it’s very walkable and that means there’s also a high density of shops and restaurants in the area,” Raghazan said. “So you’ll be outside and you’ll be meeting people.”

Also taken into account was each the average cost of a date in each place, which Nerd Wallet determined by calculating the price of a 12-inch Pizza Hut pizza, a movie ticket and a six-pack of beer.

“Philly is just an affordable city,” Raghazan said. “There are many things to do.” Luckily, those go beyond pizza and beer – Raghazan cited the city’s rich cultural scene, pedestrian-friendly strips like Walnut Street in Rittenhouse Square and, of course, our “delicious cheesesteaks.”

By the numbers

Philadelphia’s man cave cred came in fourth to that of Washington, D.C., Baltimore and Boston, which topped the list. Stats contributing to that status include:

.82

The number of local bars and gyms per 1,000 residents.

$27.65

The average cost of a date in Philadelphia.

10.2%

The city unemployment rate.

74

Philly’s walkability score.


News
Entertainment
Sports
Lifestyle
National

Florida man charged with murdering son to play…

A Florida man annoyed that his 16-month-old crying son was preventing him from playing video games suffocated the toddler, police said on Friday.

International

Powerful 7.2 magnitude earthquake rattles Mexico

A powerful earthquake struck Mexico Friday, shaking buildings and sending people running into the street, although there were no reports of major damage.

News

OMG! Exercise can make skin (and butt) look…

A moderate exercise regime can turn back time and actually reverse the skin's aging process, according to new research. The study showed that a minimum…

International

Jews in eastern Ukraine ordered to register, Kerry…

Secretary of State John Kerry condemned reports that Jews in eastern Ukraine had been ordered to register with the authorities "or suffer the consequences."

Entertainment

Whoopi Goldberg makes her debut as marijuana columnist

"It helps my head stop hurting, and with glaucoma your eyes ache, and she takes the ache out. It's wonderful," she said.

The Word

Kate Middleton made fun of Prince William's bald…

Kate Middleton and Prince William are in Sydney, Australia, right now, and it sounds like that brash Aussie sense of humor might be rubbing off.

The Word

Is Tom Cruise dating Laura Prepon?

"Mission: Impossible" star Cruise is said to be dating Laura Prepon, star of "Orange is the New Black."

Television

'Scandal' recap: Season 3, Episode 18, 'The Price…

Sally is Jesus, Olivia caused global warming, and Mellie's still drunk. Let's recap the Scandal finale. A church full of Washington insiders is about to…

NBA

Carmelo Anthony agonizing over Knicks future as season…

There’s still the cloud hanging over the franchise’s head as to the pending free-agent status of All-Star forward Carmelo Anthony.

NFL

Jets host players with eye toward NFL Draft

The Jets hosted a number of NFL Draft hopefuls for workouts on Thursday, with an eye toward some under-the-radar players.

NFL

Chris Johnson: I wanted to go to 'a…

Now that Chris Johnson is a Jet, the team has to figure out if one of the most explosive players in the NFL over the last half decade has anything…

NHL

Rangers' speed versus Flyers' size makes interesting playoff…

Among the myriad aspects that will make this Metropolitan Division semifinal series fascinating will be the battle between the Rangers' speed and the Flyers' size,…

Tech

VIDEO: 'Vein-scanning' may become the future of paying

Designed to make transactions quicker and easier, the technology works by scanning the unique vein patterns in each person's palm.

Tech

#FollowFriday: 10 of the smartest Twitter accounts

Spending lots of time on Twitter? You might as well learn something. Here are some of the smartest accounts to follow.

Style

Light-up nail art syncs with phone

This Japanese technology syncs light-up nail art with your phone.

Wellbeing

Why is dance cardio taking off in NYC?

Instructors at some of the city's hottest classes explain why.