Atlanta's the No. 1 city for singles, according to Forbes

Atlanta's done it, again.

Forbes named Atlanta the No. 1 city for singles on its 2016 list of “12 Best Cities for Singles,” based on the results of three recent rankings from WalletHub, NerdWallet and Travel + Leisure. It’s a pretty big climb for Atlanta, since it placed No. 8 for Forbes best single cities last year.

Atlanta with its high percentage – nearly 70 percent – of single folks, plethora of clubs per capita, penchant for cocktail distilleries, fabulous food and generally hip locals made for a perfect winner of the “Best Cities for Singles” title, according to Forbes.

Atlanta appeared at No. 4 on WalletHub’s  ranking, which used metrics on everything from the number of restaurants per 1,000 residents to the percentage of single people in 150 of the largest cities in the U.S.

 Travel + Leisure’s placed Georgia's capitol at No. 5 on its list – with extra brownie points for good-looking singles.And NerdWallet’s 2015 placed the city at No. 8 on its singles list, based on the variety of things to do at a reasonable cost. 

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