‘Manch-Vegas,’ Anyone? Queen City Named One Of America’s Best Cities For Singles – Patch.com
Manchester was listed by WalletHub this week as one of the best cities for singles to live in. Out of 182 cities ranked, Manchester came in number 12, beating out Boston, which made the list at 43. Nashua was named number 90.
Los Angeles came in at 56; Washington, D.C., at 60; and New York City at 141.
Key metrics used by WalletHub included recreation opportunities, costs and the number of available singles in the area.
Manchester Alderman Will Stewart is the executive director of Stay Work Play New Hampshire, a nonprofit organization established in 2009 to recruit and retain a young workforce in the Granite State.
Stewart said Manchester can support a vibrant dating scene during the COVID-19 pandemic because of the number of outdoor opportunities for single people. There are restaurants with outdoor dining, and trails for potential couples to walk, run and bike on.
Soon, people will be able to snowshoe together around Dorrs Pond in the north end or go tubing at McIntyre Ski Area on Chalet Way, he said.
Stewart said another advantage is that young people who might otherwise consider leaving New Hampshire to find work in other states are reconsidering that option as the pandemic continues — which means more people available to date.
“Manchester occupies a unique spot geographically. For starters, it’s the largest city in Northern New England,” Stewart said. “We’re big enough to have the critical mass to have a dating scene…