But let’s cut the nonsense: nobody really cares about the best city to start a hot sauce company. What we do care about, however, is where we can get the most action with the least amount of effort. Call it a “college town” all you want, Columbus is actually the largest city in America’s seventh-largest state, and it boasts just over four bars per every thousand people.
And to figure that out, we took a list of the 30 busiest US Tinder markets (as provided by the company) and narrowed it down using three important criteria known to increase odds and fuel the flames of "romance": number of bars per 100 people (according to a study by Infogroup Targeting Solutions); percentage of single residents; and lopsided ratios of women to men. Nearly 34% of the city's population is single, and while the male-female ratio is almost even, a lot of those people are, in fact, horny college kids. With six bars for every thousand people and a population that's 35% single, the 29th-most-active Tinder town also boasts So Ho, one of the sexiest neighborhoods in America.
Of course, the power couple wouldn’t have had their nuptials anywhere other than Shanghai—one of the most expensive cities in the world.
Shanghai’s thriving art and design scene begs to be enjoyed, especially in twos.
You can always do the "wallet grab" when the check comes, but most non-dollar-counting dates will refuse your offer to "go Dutch."4. But on a first date, it's important to give a good first impression. Unless he's sober (in which case, he's thankfully staying on the wagon), this one can be a cheapskate tip-off since alcohol bills add up.
"I'm all for Living Social and other discount couponing, but if you want to be —a new term I'm coining for singles who exhibit appropriate date behavior—then save your frugal joy for later," says Singleton. "He ought to know that he will appear much more attractive after have had a drink or two," says Baldock.
"Either way he's giving you a preview of how he will treat you when the novelty wears off," says money expert Margie Baldock, author of 1. Coffee dates are fine for first dates, but after that, if he can't invest more than a dollar or two, it might be time to question how much he values your company.
"Nothing says I'm keeping our dates casual—and you in the friend zone—more than repetitive coffee dates," says author and columnist Dave Singleton.