Dating in any large urban city can be exhausting—and expensive.
As the population in Chicago hovers around three million and the ever-evolving world of internet romance becomes unavoidable, there are facts and figures singles in the Windy City should keep in mind.
Just remember: Often the best pairings emerge from shared experiences and may not be apparent right away.
Everyone has their own list of what is appropriate on a first date.
Ok Cupid found Chicagoans are much more likely to continue online conversations with potential dates living in the same neighborhood (or off the same L line) than with people far away.
Sure, that number may have actually declined in recent years, but it still means tons of fish in the sea ripe for the picking.
According to Match.com’s 2017 Singles in America survey, Chicago’s singles place more value on consistent communication, liberal politics (or more specifically, those who voted for Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election), and self-motivation than anything else.
Winter in Chicago is viewed as a great time to commit, as there’s less to do outdoors.
Also, traveling between neighborhoods is slow in the snow, and snuggling up against the cold is better with a lover.