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Ithaca, N.Y. — Ithaca is one of the best small cities in the country for millennial women who are single, according to a new ranking released on Monday.


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The city of gorges was named the 18th best city for young, single millennial women on a list of 19 U.S. cities. (The list appears to be geared toward straight women.)

Wrote Hayley Matthews, of Dating, for a story titled “19 Best Small Cities for Single Millennial Women:”

“Winter, spring, summer or fall — Ithaca, New York is a marvelous city all year-round, especially when you take into consideration the fact that there are two colleges right there, the Finger Lakes are nearby and the number of single men beats out the number of single women by 1,419.

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Matthews explains a bit more in the blog post about its rankings “methodology:”

“Using Jonathan Soma’s 2013 Interactive Singles Map, we found the 19 Best Small Cities for Single Millennial Women. Not only does each city have a population of less than 100,000, making it easier to meet high-quality men, but each city also has tons of cool date ideas, which we’ve listed below.”

The story suggests some ideal date locations: the August Mooon Spa, Ithaca Bakery and the Johnson Art Museum.

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Jeff Stein is the founder and former editor of the Ithaca Voice.