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Boston a top U.S. region for single people, report says

Cites universities and technology as prime draws


The Boston region is the second-best major metropolitan area in the U.S. for single people, according to an analysis from real estate listings site Zumper.

The site analyzed such parameters as the level of internet access (for dating apps, of course), the number of college graduates, and the average apartments rent; and found that the Boston region outshone every other comer except Boulder, Colorado. To wit:

With colleges like Harvard, MIT, and Boston College calling this area home, it’s no surprise that it has some of the most tech-savvy singles in the nation. Singles here are taking advantage of the city’s high internet usage–a massive 82.6% of the population we tested use the internet–and swiping through dating apps to meet that special someone.

If the Boston area isn’t doing it for you or someone you know—it is rough out there—No. 3 on the Zumper list was Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk in Connecticut, about a three-hour train ride away.