Pat yourself on the back, single people. According to rent.com, Philadelphia is the sixth-best city for singles in the country. Before you get too excited, please note that the list includes Jersey City (Jersey City!) at No. 9 and the usual suspects (Seattle, Boston, D.C., New York, San Francisco) in the top five. But, hey, sixth-best is pretty good!
Per the site, 26 percent of Philadelphia’s population is single (and the median one-bedroom rent is $1,295 — and, yeah, you can live for much cheaper than that if you look around a bit).
As a longtime Philadelphia single person… yeah, sure, that sounds about right. I have no idea if it’s better to be single in Seattle than Philadelphia, but Philly’s a good (and cheap) place to go on a variety of dates. We have good bars and good cultural attractions and, per a report last year, a lot of good tennis courts to go on dates to. So if you’re single, don’t fret! Philly’s a good place to meet someone.