Boston.com — Still looking for someone to spend Valentine’s Day with? Don’t worry, you’ll find someone soon — at least, according to real estate site Zillow. Boston is the number one place to find love, per a study commissioned by the website.
Zillow looked at where to best find romance by taking into account the walkable areas with plenty of date spots, the amount of singles, and how well they can afford a night out. …
Boston was the top place for lesbians to find love, the second best place for straight men and women, and the third best place for gay men.
Ordinarily I’m happy to celebrate any category in which my sacred birthplace is number one. And I’d love to congratulate all the lesbians, straights and gays who find themselves living in the top place to be single. But I’m not really sure that’s a good thing.
Think about it. If you live in the city that’s filled with the most desirable singles and you’re still flying solo, that’s really not much of a compliment, right? I mean, isn’t that pretty much saying, “This place is crawling with people who are looking for somebody, they just don’t want you”?
Believe me, I want to spin this into a positive, but I’m having a hard time. It’s a lot like having your contract expire in an offseason where the market is glutted with free agents. Frankly, I think you’d be better off in the worst city for singles. Death Valley, California, or Point Barrows, Arkansas, or anyplace where you’re at the top of the food chain, all along in an uncrowded field. It’s a supply-and-demand thing.
Still, you unsigned free agents out there can take some comfort in knowing the study says you have lots of money and a great selection of walkable dating spots. So that’s something. And Boston is a target-rich environment, so there’s hope.
And best of all, as a guy who’s been happily locked into a long-term, cap-friendly deal myself, I can tell you Valentine’s Day sucks. Restaurants are crowded so the quality is the worst, everything is jacked up to natural-disaster-price-gouging levels, the pressure is on because you never know whether you’re not doing enough or too much. If ever there’s a good day to be single, that is it. So stay home, out of the cold. Fly solo. Netflix and chill and leave the suffering to the rest of us.