Love@AOL has just released the results from its "Dating Index". Based on regionalized surveys in 20 key markets, the Love@AOL "Dating Index" measures where a single person is most likely to have a good or bad date. Survey respondents were asked to give their city a "Dating GPA," based on things like ease of getting dates within the region, number of places to go out on dates, and so on. The individual grades were tallied with answers to a number of other dating-related questions. The cities were then ranked in the Love@AOL survey's "Dating Index."
Some notable changes in the rankings this year: New York has changes from a "Best Dating City" in 2005 to a "Worst Dating City" on this year's list. And Washington D.C. has changed from a top ten "Best" ranking in 2005 to achieving the dubious honor of being the #1 "Worst City For Dating" in 2006. Atlanta continues to earn its "Hotlanta" nickname, holding its position as the No. 1 "Best Dating City" for the second year in the row. Los Angeles also holds steady, keeping its second place ranking for the second year.
The complete lists:
The Worst Dating Cities for Singles:
1. Washington, D.C.
2. Minneapolis/St. Paul
8. New York City
The Best Dating Cities for Singles:
2. Los Angeles
5. Dallas/Ft. Worth
8. San Francisco