The winning cities in the singles-scene category excel in the off-hours, ranking highly for nightclubs, dive bars, and even great diners, where you might lock eyes with someone over a late-night order of fries.But the most singles-friendly cities also put a creative spin on conventional meet-up spots. (Or you could be stuck in a loveless relationship with a passive-aggressive narcissist. Single isn't the worst thing to be.) But single at the holidays can be..."When all of that prep is done, the magic happens."Howie said spring is a perfect time to begin dating in Chicago, when both indoor and outdoor activities create opportunities for dates and meeting people."Between right now and the end of June, there's no excuses," he said."The Great Love Debate" will return to Chicago at the end of the month for 15 shows at the Greenhouse Theater Center.Fast-forward 40 years: Social mores have changed, but San Francisco still reigns as a bastion of active dating across all demographics.
Singles, take note: Chicago was named the best city for dating in the U. this week by "The Great Love Debate," a nationally touring event that unites single men and women in the audience with a panel of relationship experts to discuss dating."The Midwest overall is far more optimistic, hopeful and enthusiastic about all things love, dating, relationships," said Brian Howie, producer of "The Great Love Debate" and author of "How to Find Love in 60 Seconds."Howie said the Windy City is a standout among the 78 cities the show has toured. Chicago's very vibrant.""The Great Love Debate" used data from 35,000 audience members who have attended the show since 2014 to calculate Chicago's top spot, which was based on attractiveness and diversity of population, sense of civic pride, confidence within the dating community and vibrancy of social scene. Bela Gandhi, founder of Smart Dating Academy, said that taking advantage of a thriving dating scene — or dating anywhere — must be more than just "jumping in" if a single man or woman wants to see results. Can't find a date for your festive holiday engagements in our fair city? the thing that we do very naturally is make a plan," said Gandhi, who is familiar with the show but is not one of "The Great Love Debate's" expert panelists.Plenty of big attractions—from the Brooklyn Museum to the San Diego Museum of Art—offer monthly happy hours, wooing artsy singles with cocktails and live music. Another strategy for uncovering a city’s best singles scene is exploring the activities that locals love most.In Boston, one of the coolest bookstores does Trivia Nights, while in downtown L. “New Orleanians live and breathe festivals—like Jazz Fest, and even Creole Tomato Fest,” says native Stephen Schmitz. C., and Denver rounded out the top five of "The Great Love Debate's" list. (Or you could be stuck in a loveless relationship with a passive-aggressive narcissist. Single isn't the worst thing to be.) But single at the holidays can be... (Heidi Stevens)"In order to do anything big in life …Can't find a date for your festive holiday engagements in our fair city? When it comes to dating, do not just wait for "what's meant to be." Have confidence and a plan for dating, like you would for anything else, she said."You have to have your mindset in the right place, and you have to have your road map in your hand," she said.