But for Robinson, meeting her boyfriend through mutual friends posed its own problems.His friends were also friends with her ex, she said, and once they started dating, there wasn’t room for everyone. Portland has made Dating Advice.com's list of the top cities for single women.Portland, after all, is famously the city where young people go to retire.“There are lots of people who are trying to meet people,” he said.Apse, who has lived in several smaller towns, said he moved to Portland because he thought he’d have a better chance of finding a partner in the city.
And as for the number of bars per capita – a figure that’s often used to rate the best cities for singles – even nightlife hot spots like Las Vegas and New Orleans can’t hold a cocktail to Portland, where there’s a drinking establishment for every 1,000 residents.
That is, it's full of men your traditional single woman might not find too impressive -- or at least her parents might not find them too impressive.
Besides, you have to wonder about the criteria employed by Dating Advice. Gambling haven Las Vegas, where what happens to you stays there?
Portland, the site tells us, has 100,460 single men.
Milwaukee, one ahead of the Rose City at number eleven, has 101,368, and Baltimore, at number 10, has 101,968.