Being halfway in a selection of the 10 cities in the United States where people have less opportunity to find love as a couple and to form a family, is no consolation for those residing in Philadelphia. Precisely that is their current situation.
According to an analysis made by Brian Howie , America’s top dating influencer and host of The Great Love Debate, after gathering over 5 years the opinions of 92 thousand singles interviewed in the 50 States of the Union, he created a list where the worst city to be single is Seattle , the least bad for that status It’s Los Angeles; but right in the middle of this disturbing scene is Philadelphia , curiously “the land of fraternal love”.
The Great Love Debate is a weekly dating and relationships podcast of Carolla Digital and Podcast One. It is based on the series of live shows, where Brian Howie meets celebrities every week in the studio with the rest of the “Debate” team: the actress and writer Jill Bartlett, the expert in dating and social networks Kate Edwards, and the most dynamic voices in the world talking about love, dating and relationships.
The Great Love Debate, after making 347 stops in 87 different cities around the world since 2014, revealed that these 10 cities seriously need some advice about love: Seattle, San Jose, Phoenix, Portland, Denver, Philadelphia, Dallas, Las Vegas, New York and Los Angeles. The worst of these cities is Seattle, where the dynamics of dating do not work.
The cities on the list are a dream come true for tourist visits, meals and new experiences, however, their classifications in the love department are not so successful. You can buy a plane ticket to explore the bustling streets, or take a ride on the subway, browse the designer shops along Rodeo Drive and the art museums in Philadelphia are still worth the trip. But, do not expect to find the best love story of all time in front of a Monet painting.
One of the aspects which affects the right conditions to have a serious relationship in Philadelphia, has to do with its character of a University City.
The metropolis is home of thousands of students and numerous institutions of higher education. Most of them play with casual relationships, occasional affairs and adventures. Therefore, most people invest their time in matters that have to do with self-improvement and do not have space for creating a family.
In the meetings of The Great Love Debate in Philadelphia, residents got weak qualifications in the areas of “communication, trust and optimism,” Howie said.
In the most expensive cities, such as those that comprise the ranking, the focus is on work and their residents probably care more about their careers than to the celebration of love. Perhaps the competitive daily stress demands a more lucid mind able to be over the fleeting experience of falling in love.
Translated by: José Espinoza