Single and Looking for Love in Philly? You’re In Luck

If you fear your impending “singleness” this upcoming Valentine’s Day, stop it right now. You’re not alone – apparently a large portion of your fellow Philadelphians are single too.

According to a new report by Trulia (and yes, we’re referring to the online residential real estate site and not some sketchy online dating service), about 58.4 percent of men and 65 percent of women are single in Philadelphia. What’s more, these percentages are higher than any other city in the country.

The report, entitled Where to Live and Let Love Find You, examined U.S. Census data and the dating pool in 100 of the largest metro areas in America. “Single,” as Trulia uses it, refers to anyone age 21 or older who has never been married or was formerly married.

But the report doesn’t just stop at the total number of singles in each city – it gets even more specific and looks at the age range of these singles, how many hours they usually work, how much education they have, and if they have ever been married. Here’s what it found for Philadelphia: Read more »

PSA: There’s a Singles Speed-Dating Run in Philly Tonight

Calling all single runner friends! Nearly a year ago now, I asked the question: Where the heck are the singles running groups in Philly? Well, there still aren’t any running groups for singles in Philly (that I know of, at least), but there is a singles run going down tonight. Which means you have just enough notice to grab your running shoes after work and not enough notice to obsess over how you’ll introduce yourself to what could be your future hubby/wife/Netflix partner for life. Perfect, right?

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Girl at the End of the Bar: Tracy Buchholz


Tracy sips a Root cocktail at The Dolphin Tavern. Photo by Ian Watson.

What are your interests?
I love any sport: snowboarding, rock climbing, tennis, bike riding. I’m also a complete music freak. I love making mixes for friends, and getting introduced to new music.

Anything good you’ve heard recently that you’d recommend?
MS MR, Pacific Air, Miami Horror, Hudson and Wildcat! Wildcat!. I’ll send you a link to my Fall Playlist on Spotify.

Cool. So what kind of woman are you attracted to?
An intelligent, independent, confident woman who can still be a goofball. Or a lady friend who can be a foodie out and about in Philly with me.

Smokers, and girls who don’t know when to stop partying.

Complete this phrase: Sex on the first date …  Read more »

Weekend Roundup

Friday, April 13

GALAEI’s Third Annual DARLA Ceremony (5 p.m.) at City Hall gives the David Acosta Revolutionary Award to someone who works to improve the lives of Philly’s Latino LGBT community.

The Crimson Moon in Wilmington, Del., hosts a Titanic Party (6 p.m.) with DJ Zip.

Noted trans icon Buck Angel is at Aphrodite Gallery (6 p.m.) to talk about transmasculine sex with a Q&A to follow.

Greensgrow Farms is going Whole Hog (6 p.m.) with a feast and live rockabilly show.

Lassos and Lariats weekend kicks off at Woody’s (7 p.m.) with a night of country dancing to benefit the Attic Youth Center and William Way.

Camp Tabu has the laughs (9 p.m.) upstairs at Tabu thanks to guest host Erin Mulville and a showcase featuring Dan Vetrano, Sarah M., Rae Drew and Nate Johnson.

X.O. Lounge hosts the Traffic Light Party (10:30 a.m.). Show up in the color that best describes you as taken (red), single (green) or maybe (yellow).

Saturday, April 14

Greater Philadelphia Flag Football League (GPFFL) hosts open play at Columbus Square Park (9 p.m.). All skill levels are welcome.

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Need a Date? Meet Philly’s Gay and Lesbian Singles

The movies make it seem easy. But when it comes to finding Mr. or Ms. Right, life can get a little tricky. That’s why we’ve collected some of the finest catches in Philly. Here, 12 gay and lesbian singles are looking for something a bit more serious than a Craigslist connection.

Wayland “Wade” Harris

33, lives in Center City. He’s been single for about 10 months.

Who I am: “I’m an aspiring performer.” Harris models, acts, sings and dances. “When I’m not on stage you can find me working at Knock and, if you’re lucky,
performing karaoke.”

My ­interests: Running, working out, playing sports, swimming and yoga.

My ideal man: “I think the late Farrah Fawcett said it best: I need a strong man.”

I’m into: Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing, Counting Crows, Chopin and The Catcher in the Rye.

I’m thinking about: “My friends, family and the world. And I try to live my life in such a way that I am constantly being inspired, as well as inspiring others to put the best part of themselves out there for the world to enjoy.”

Alison Lin

lives in West Philly. She’s been single since the spring of 2011.

Who I am: “I am creative, determined, versatile and loyal.” Lin, a youth HIV prevention researcher at CHOP, also works with hotpot! Philly and the National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance.

Things I’m into: Yoga, photography, cooking and community gardening. “My ideal first date includes excited
nervousness, easy connection, laughter and possibly sledding followed by French fries and a beer.”

On my bookshelf: Audre Lorde’s Collected Poems, Deborah Madison’s Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone, the Hunger Games trilogy and In Her I Am by Chrystos.

I’m looking for: “My biggest turn-ons are intelligence, confidence, kindness, playfulness, clever wordplay—and flirting.”

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