It’s Valentine’s Day. Which means love is in the air, right?
Well, at least it’s been online.
Web news has had its fair share of dating/relationship-related stories this week (thanks to the NYTimes.com’s excellent Bits blog for tipping us off).
The Times reported about eHarmony’s recent presentation to the Society for Personality and Social Psychology to convince skeptical academics that it had indeed found the secret love potion (OK, algorithm) behind successful online matchmaking.
There’s an interesting discussion of whether similar answers to key questions can predict long-lasting relationships.
And on Monday, the online real estate website Trulia.com did it’s best to spark romance (and perhaps some moves to new cities or neighborhoods) by releasing data about where all the single men and women live.
Turns out, women looking for men have the best shots (at least numerically) to find single men in Las Vegas, Honolulu: Palm Bay, Fla; Gary, Ind.; and San Jose, CA. (Hey, what happened to Alaska?)
Conversely, the top five places men should look for single women are Bethesda, MD, Washington; Boston; New York; and Raleigh, NC.
It may be too late to get to another city to find romance today, but if you live in one of the largest U.S. cities, there’s some more actionable news. The report also lists neighborhood within these cities with the highest ratios of women to men and men to women. So you can plan your night out accordingly.
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