Survey Finds Single Women in the Washington Hookup Scene Are Happiest
The single women in the Washington hookup scene are the country’s happiest, according to a joint study done by a Glamour magazine and one popular online dating site. Say that again? Before your eyes roll up in disbelief, here’s why: According to anthropologist Helen Fisher, PhD., “Unlike other cities, the Washington hookup scene has people coming and going with each administration, so women have a continuous renewed source of guys.” “Talking about politics on a date, which is considered to be a faux pas by many, is also a good way to get to know your date’s values,” Fisher added. The findings, which was published in an issue of Glamour, are based on a poll of 5,000 unmarried men and women, having the age of 21 and older, living in the country’s 10 largest metropolitan areas. However, the Washington hookup scene’s high rating shouldn’t be really surprising; after all, Virginia is for lovers, and Arlington has been called the country’s most romantic city. On the other hand, a lot of questionable superlatives don’t speak highly of the area. In addition to having the worst traffic congestion in the country, Washington, D.C. has been named one of the nation’s rudest, ugliest, most caffeinated, and least manly cities. Sheesh, it’s more of a surprise how we ever managed to find love. While the Washington hookup scene has the happiest ladies, it’s apparently a very sad scene for the gals in Boston, which is rated to be down in the bottom of the singles satisfaction scale. And the people who did the survey have a theory about Boston’s dreadful dating scene: one of eight
men expect sex on the first date. Here are a few more fun facts about the study: - Women are happiest with the state of their dating lives in Washington, D.C., closely followed by Philadelphia. - Women are unhappiest with the state of their dating lives in Boston, with Atlanta coming in second. - Single women outnumber the single men in the Washington hookup scene. - Alaska has the biggest number of eligible bachelors per woman. - One of eight men in Boston expect to have sex on the first date the highest of any city in the country.