DC may well stand for ‘Dating Capital’

WASHINGTON — A popular travel guide ranked the best cities for having fun. Guess where the nation’s capital falls.

Time Out just came out with the world’s best cities for having fun and enjoying city life, and D.C. makes the list. It is also the “dating capital” of the world.

D.C. ranks No. 23 on the list of top five cities but it comes in quite high in the dating scene, with the most singles playing the dating game (two out of five) and the most using dating apps (one out of  four).

But Time Out said D.C. daters are also the most likely to “ghost” a potential love interest (52 percent), and three out of four look up a date on social media before the date.

Another area where D.C. ranks highest is stress. D.C., along with New York City, is the most stressed city on Earth, Time Out found.

For the second time in a row, Chicago tops the list of best cities, with the highest scores for food and drink. The Windy City scored above average for happiness, culture, affordability, city pride and how people feel about where they live.

Coming in at No. 2 is Porto, Portugal. Time Out calls it the most livable and heartwarming city and the best in the world for making friends and finding love.

New York, Melbourne and London round out Time Out’s Top 5 for best cities.

Time Out surveyed 15,000 residents in 32 cities and scored each city across dimensions, such as food, drink, culture, friendliness, affordability, happiness and livability, to determine what it considers the places with the best city life.

Check out the full list of best cities for having fun and enjoying life on Time Out.

Jeff Clabaugh

Jeff Clabaugh has spent 20 years covering the Washington region's economy and financial markets for WTOP as part of a partnership with the Washington Business Journal, and officially joined the WTOP newsroom staff in January 2016.

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