Eden for singles?

Austin doesn’t make the top quartile among the forty cities ranked this year by Forbes magazine as best for the unattached who are “young, successful and looking for love.” Some of the qualities under consideration are nightlife, job growth, coolness, culture, and the cost of living alone. Some of these are more quantifiable than others, obviously. Among all forty cities named, we’re number one for job growth, as measured for the list, and thirty-third for cost of living in blessed singledom. In Forbes list-land, we don’t earn high marks for “culture” and just barely make the top half for “coolness.” We’re still holding our own in the drunkenness ranks, and the photo illustration is current enough to include the Frost building. I guess this is one lens through which to view Austin, which I’ve always thought of as a town where anyone may be happy no matter what the state of his or her affections.

2 Comments so far

  1. Eddie C. (unregistered) on September 18th, 2007 @ 4:12 pm

    I’m actually okay with Forbes not highly ranking our coolness.

  2. Rantor (unregistered) on September 18th, 2007 @ 4:28 pm

    So am I. Did you catch the featured eligibles? The entire enterprise is quite smile-provoking. Check out which cities have been booted off the list since last year, along with the announcement that Buffalo (!, not that there’s anything wrong with Buffalo) has joined the top 40.

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