Remember Forbes not so long ago liked to dub us the worst place for singles. Two women's websites: Lemondrop and Single Minded Women both have recent rankings that say Pittsburgh is one of the best places single women.
update: The PG+ link is here... new regime over there lets you peek in without paying. Must be marketing.
It's not just the rankings in themselves, but some of their justification that is deeper into some form of alternative universe for us. Lemondrop says:
"And with both the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon here, there's no brain drain. Instead, it's the place smartypants come to settle down. " (emphasis added)No brain drain. Who in the world has ever said that. Crazy thinking. While Single Minded Women says:
"Pittsburgh has slightly more women than men, but approximately 29 percent of the population is single. One of the many positive aspects of Pittsburgh is its ethnic diversity, which contributes to the city's culture and its charm, and allows for an affinity, even if you are originally from elsewhere. "So much to parse, so little time. More women than men? you bet. We are an 'older' region right. Women live longer than men. QED on that. Ethnic diversity? Again, the only ethnic diversity is from migration a century or more ago so again it all goes back to our elders. Maybe we are a great place for single elders? Hey, someone must have that ranking. Joe?
This cuts both ways.. as with some negative rankings in the past and these positive rankings these days... don't you get the impression of answers seeking explanations and not the other way around??
and now... KDKA is running with the Forbes most livable story. Proof that I have not captured the market of assignment editors in town. But thanks again PG+... maybe this will generate a subscriber and we can call it even.