Well, according to The Daily Beast, we have more reasons to be pleased with ourselves. The news site perused over data from the U.S. Census Bureau and took age, income, and marital status, mashed them all up with a Gallup study on both mental and physical health, and because, you know, it’s the Internet, made use of some Google Trends data about the local popularity of different online dating sites.
The Washington adult dating scene is number ten among “The Best Cities to Find a Date in 2012,” according to News Beast. So how do editor-in-chief Tina Brown’s number crunchers arrive at this result? Based on their study, 69 percent of guys and 74 percent of girls in this city are single, the median income for the emotionally unattached is just below $52,000, the average movie ticket price is $11, and the “well-being” score is 69.9.
So, perhaps all that plastic surgery D.C. ranks among the top in collagen injections, facelifts, liposuction, and nose jobs, according to LivingSocial is actually paying off. Or maybe it’s not really necessary, though given some Newsweek story about the growing popularity of plastic surgery, I’m guessing the NewsBeast falls along the lines of a Washington resident’s “there’s a procedure for that” school of thought.
But still, it’s good to know that the Washington adult dating scene is considered to be one of the best places to find a date in the country. However, I find it quite unfortunate that our very own Washington adult dating scene was beaten out by Ann Arbor, Michigan; San Francisco, California; Madison, Wisconsin; Seattle, Washington; Minneapolis, Minnesota; Austin, Texas; Lincoln, Nebraska; Gainesville, Florida; and Atlanta, Georgia. Yes, only San Francisco, Atlanta, and seven other college towns are better places to find dates than our very own city. Surprisingly, nowhere on the list is New York.
We have to thank NewsBeast for such a great insight. Who would have known that the great District is a fantastic city to date in? Maybe one of our city’s leading news organizations should give the Washington adult dating scene a nice test run in some kind of experimental environment.