Best Cities for LGBT Singles

If you are a gay single person who is seeking marriage and a family of your own, researchers from the online dating site Chemistry say that you might have to move or at least travel to another state or city where there are more like-minded gay singles that share your interests. In order to underscore that point, the team at Chemistry recently published a list of the top 10 U.S. cities where lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender singles (LGBT) are looking for marriage and a family. The group’s findings were based on over 10 million survey responses and personality tests that showed traditional family values are still very strong in the Southern states of the U.S.

Surprisingly, many of the top cities on the list are not what most people would expect. Although some of this nation’s largest urban centers like New York City, Los Angeles, and San Francisco are well known for their large populations of gay people, the number one city for gays looking for permanent partners and families on the Chemistry list turned out to be a very unlikely place; Richmond, Virginia. Liberal and open-minded New York City on the other hand, did not even rank in the top 10 at all. Other surprises on the Chemistry list included Baltimore, Maryland in second place and Hartford, Connecticut in fifth place.

Chemistry’s Chief Scientific Advisor Dr. Helen Fisher noted that “The brain circuits for romantic love and deep attachment to a partner lie way below the thinking cortex, in survival pathways that evolved millions of years ago. Gays and lesbians inherited these brain circuits just like the rest of us. So their desire to make a bond and rear young together is natural.”

Dr. Fisher also noted that the gays and lesbians in the top 10 cities have an extra predisposition in that most of them are also what the doctor calls “Negotiators.” Fisher went on to state that Negotiators are men and women particularly expressive of the estrogen system in the brain. The Doctor thinks Negotiators tend to be empathetic, linguistically skilled, and adept at handling people and nurturing. She also said this accounts for why so many will naturally want to marry and raise a family.

Top cities for LGBT singles to get married and raise a family:

1. Richmond, VA
2. Baltimore, MD
3. Los Angeles, CA
4. Rochester, NY
5. Hartford, CT
6. Las Vegas, NV
7. Pittsburgh, PA
8. Seattle, WA
9. San Francisco, CA
10. Washington, DC