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Cohen cited in the Wall Street Journal

According to Facebook, large metropolitan areas are the least likely places to find love

MPRC Faculty Associate Philip Cohen was cited in a recent article in the Wall Street Journal about the best places in the U.S. to look for love. Facebook recently published a list of the "best and worst" U.S. cities for romance. Facebook reported that during October 2013, users in smaller cities like Colorado Springs, El Paso, and Louisville had the best odds for turning "single" status to "in a relationship". Meanwhile, large metropolitan areas like San Francisco, New York, and Washington, DC had the highest percentages of single people, and more of them kept their single status.

Dr. Cohen commented on Facebook's conclusions, stating that the Facebook data says more about age, ethnic makeup and education levels in those cities than whether they are singles meccas. According to Cohen, people looking for a relationship would be better off to look in an area that has more single people, not more couples. "You only need to form one relationship, but you might want a lot of singles to choose from," he said.

Read the complete story in the Wall Street Journal