Lexington Is Not For Lovers
OMG! I knew there was a reason I left the continent. Although I'm not having any more success here than I did there. Maybe I brought the contagion with me.
According to a new survey just released by The Daily Beast of America's 104 largest cities, my hometown of Lexington, Kentucky, ranks as the worst metro area in which to find a mate.
This is fantastic news, and just in time for Valentine's Day! Mediocrity is uncool. First or last is the place to be. If this were a horse race, we'd soon be turned into glue (Lexington is the official Horse Capital of the World, in case you didn't know).
Using 2008 data, the survey team compiled the rankings based on the number of singles, the number of meeting opportunities, how happy the citizens were, the marriage rate, and the divorce rate.
Lexington scored a solid F on every category — and this is priceless — except the divorce rate, where it landed an A+!
What this survey clearly indicates is, that if you come to Lexington you probably won't find a mate. But if you do find one, you will marry for life and you won't be happy about it.
Stop gloating, Long Beach, California! You may have won the contest but your state still has a looming budget crisis.
And you, Memphis, Tennessee: stop laughing! You weren't that far ahead of us. And we got your basketball coach.