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Topic: marital status

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December 18, 2012 at 6:45 AM

What are Seattle’s least likely places to spot wedding bands?

Poster from the 1992 Seattle-based film “Singles”

Singles, here’s a question for you: is Seattle a hard town to meet someone?

Demographically speaking, it shouldn’t be that bad.  Of America’s 50 largest cities, Seattle has the 16th highest percentage of singles, according to the most recent Census Bureau estimates.  In fact, single folks are the majority of the city’s population — 55 percent of Seattle adults are single.

So yes, they’re out there.  But that doesn’t mean they’re easy to meet.

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