BALTIMORE (WJZ)—Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. And for all of you who are going it alone, there’s some good news.
Jessica Kartalija explains why Baltimore was ranked as one of the best places to be single.
Zillow ranked Baltimore in the top 10, beating out Philadelphia as the best place to be single.
Rolling solo in Charm City? Pardon the pun, but you’re not alone.
Just ask Gina Geppi, who writes about being a bachelorette in Baltimore.
“It’s the epitome of the place to be as a single,” Geppi said. “People aren’t out actively looking for somebody. They are more comfortable enjoying their life the way it is.”
Which is why real estate site, Zillow, ranked Baltimore No. 8 on a list of best places for being single.
“We’ve had everyone from Michael Oher to Torrey Smith,” said Jess Blumberg Mayhugh.
Blumberg Mayhugh is senior editor of Baltimore Magazine, whose February issue touts the city’s top singles.
“We get hundreds of nominations every year, and there’s a lot of people in the city who are great catches and available, and I think people would be surprised because Baltimore is such a small town,” Blumberg Mayhugh said.
According to Zillow, 53 percent of Baltimoreans are single.
“Everybody that goes out is out to have just a good time, to meet people. Everyone wants to talk to somebody,” said Nick Barbagli.
They’re gathering at hotspots like Bond Street Social in Fells Point.
“It’s just a great place to get dressed up and to come out and have a good time,” said Barbagli, general manager.
Zillow ranks number of singles, income and the density of bars and restaurants.
No wonder “Small-timore” came out on top.
“Everybody out and around you is single, and everyone is on their own schedule. That’s what makes it so much fun,” Geppi said. “That’s how it works for me and so far, I think I am a pretty happy person.”
The top three cities for singles are San Francisco, Las Vegas and Los Angeles.
Baltimore Magazine’s top singles edition is in stores now.
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