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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

San Francisco Ranked Best City for Single, Straight Women (Really?)

Posted By on Wed, Feb 12, 2014 at 8:00 AM

Ah yes, the joys of dating - CHRISTOPHER VICTORIO
  • Christopher Victorio
  • Ah yes, the joys of dating

We're not sure about this finding. We don't know any 20-something (or young 30-something) straight couples who met in San Francisco (correction: as we were telling our co-workers about this "study," we identified two couples in the office), but beyond them, we know none.

But according to a recent study from NerdWallet, we're wrong, and San Francisco is a great place to be a single, heterosexual woman. This seems odd, as it was only in 2012, that a study by Men's Health found San Francisco was a great place to be a guy -- because of all the single women.

So let's breakdown a few of these items they used to rank us as the top spot to be a single woman:

1. "A greater number of unmarried men than women": Sorry, but any single, straight woman in San Francisco knows she's got to assume there's a possibility her crush is gay. So while there may be plenty of single men, we know many of them want nothing to do with the female crowd when it comes to dating.

2. "...the city's walkability combine to make it easy to meet others": Maybe we watch too much Law & Order: SVU, but if some man decides to approach us while we're walking down the sidewalk, we're only going to walk faster -- and get out our mace.

3. "San Francisco's eclectic culture and status as a top tourist destination allow for some great potential dates": You know, sometimes a woman just doesn't want an eclectic one-night stand.

They also looked at the unemployment rate, cost of a date, and number of bars and restaurants. So at least if a woman scores a date, he'll be able to afford her drink because he's got a job!

We're sorry NerdWallet, but we think San Francisco can actually be a difficult dating scene for a straight woman. Maybe we're wrong. Let's hope so.

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