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What’s not to love about the Nation’s capital?

If you’re looking for summer internships (or potential jobs) like myself, you are probably very conscious of where you apply. After all, this will determine where you live for the next 5-10 years.

According to an article from The Washington Post, the single ladies of D.C. are the happiest in the nation. While the study done by Glamour magazine and Match.com has questionable explanations for the results, I can think of plenty of reasons for ladies to be happily single in Washington, D.C.

  • DC is full of ambitious, young professionals from around the country who are well-educated and career-oriented.
  • DC attracts people who want to live there often because of career interests in government or public policy.
  • Single women, choosing to live in DC, are probably satisfied with their professional lives.
  • DC is a beautiful city full of culture, entertainment, and night life.
  • The weather is conducive to happiness: clear skies, sunshine, mild winters.
  • All you have to do is Google ‘things to do in DC’ and you’ll find a laundry list of things you have never tried.
  • It offers a variety of unique neighborhoods including Adams Morgan, Chinatown, and Dupont Circle.
  • DC is a young city — full of singles — which allows lots of opportunities for meeting new people.

Now, D.C. is by no means a perfect city. It is notorious for sky-high rent costs, gridlocked traffic and regular metro break-downs.

Not to mention that this study ranked Boston last in happy cities for singles, whereas a study from last year ranked Boston number one.  I have to admit, they make a convincing argument in favor of Beantown. All the money I could save on the cost of living in Boston could be used for Celtics tickets and shopping. Good thing I still have time to make up my mind!

I guess it all comes down to personal preferences. After all, one thing every study agreed on is that picking the right place to live has a great impact on your happiness.

What’s your favorite U.S. city?

Originally posted my Tumblr.

About Amanda Smith

Amanda Smith is a public relations student at S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. Amanda is currently the V.P. of Public Relations on the Panhellenic Council executive board. She is also involved with PRSSA and Hill Communications, a student-run public relations firm.


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