Speaking of singlism, if you drill down a bit into their methodology, you'll notice that the cost of living alone was calculated like this:
Our proprietary Cost of Living Alone index is determined by the average cost of a metro area's apartment rent, a Pizza Hut pizza, a movie ticket and a six-pack of Heineken.
There you have it. Despite the per city nightlife and culture ratings, if you are single, they still expect you'll be sitting home alone on Friday night with pizza and a six-pack!
The number one spot to do this, according to Forbes, is San Francisco.
As we mention in the conclusion of our book, what it means to be single is changing all the time. And while it can feel like you are the only one who isn't coupled up and registered at Bed, Bath, and Beyond (Valerie always likes the Beyond part best), the statistical facts prove you wrong. Something to think about while you're dialing Pizza Hut:
...most Americans can expect to spend fully half of their adult lives unmarried.