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News to Me: Cities to Settle Down In

Yesterday revealed its newest study looking at the best US cities for couples looking for longevity and stability. And not just any couples, but specifically couples that live together without being married. As many of us are taking more time to get to the altar or deciding to forgo the trip altogether, it's no surprise that this group of people is growing every year. Apparently researchers had to follow a very specific methodology in order to examine this particular demographic. The article writes:

We selected the country's largest 40 metropolitan areas and collected data on marriage and divorce rates for the 20- to 34-year-olds that live there, the affordability of a starter home there, the area's income disparity, and the availability of family counseling.

To check out the cities that made the top twenty,

  1. Dallas, Texas
  2. Houston, Texas
  3. Minneapolis, Minnesota
  4. Denver, Colorado
  5. Austin, Texas
  6. Kansas City, Missouri
  7. San Antonio, Texas
  8. Virginia Beach, Virginia
  9. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  10. Sacramento, California
  11. Phoenix, Arizona
  12. Atlanta, Georgia
  13. Los Angeles, California
  14. Las Vegas, Nevada
  15. Buffalo, New York
  16. Salt Lake City, Utah
  17. San Diego, California
  18. Columbus, Ohio
  19. Jacksonville, Florida
  20. San Francisco, California

It's good to know San Francisco is on the list, but I'm thinking a move to Denver might be in order since it was top of the list for
America's sexiest cities, too — a stable relationship and a lot of sex doesn't sound half bad! Are you surprised by any of these? Does your city rank?


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