Milwaukee was named "America’s Best City To Find Love" for 2017 by The Great Love Debate, a nationally-touring series of live forums that explore love, dating and relationships. Brian Howie hosts a podcast of the same name.
Apparently we ranked first because of our attractive population, vibrant social scene and the confidence within our dating community. Charlotte, North Carolina, came in second.
This was determined via a formula that calculated the opinions and demographic data from over 62,000 singles who attended the tour's live shows in over 80 North American cities as well as the millions who listened to the podcast.
Denver, conversely, was named "America’s Worst City To Find Love"; Dallas has "The Most Dateable Women"; stable Minneapolis is home to "The Most Dateable Men"; and Portland is the "Best City To Get Your Freak On." Go here for the full ranking.
As much as I want to believe Milwaukee is a well-oiled machine of true and powerful love, anecdotally I have heard otherwise. Sure, we all know gaggles of Brew City couples – some happier than others – but we certainly hear a lot of the opposite, too: that Milwaukee, after a certain age, is a difficult place to find Mr. or Mrs. Right.
Am I right?
Molly Snyder grew up on Milwaukee's East Side and today, she lives in the Walker's Point neighborhood with her partner and two sons.
As a full time senior writer, editorial manager and self-described experience junkie, Molly has written thousands of articles about Milwaukee (and a few about New Orleans, Detroit, Indianapolis, Boston and various vacation spots in Wisconsin) that range in subject from where to get the best cup of coffee to an in-depth profile on the survivors of the iconic Norman apartment building that burned down in the '90s.
She also once got a colonic just to report on it, but that's enough on that.
Always told she had a "radio voice," Molly found herself as a regular contributor on FM102, 97WMYX and 1130WISN with her childhood radio favorite, Gene Mueller.
Molly's poetry, essays and articles appeared in many publications including USA Today, The Writer, The Sun Magazine and more. She has a collection of poetry, "Topless," and is slowly writing a memoir.
In 2009, Molly won a Milwaukee Press Club Award. She served as the Narrator / writer-in-residence at the Pfister Hotel from 2013-2014. She is also a story slam-winning storyteller who has performed with The Moth, Ex Fabula and Risk!
When she's not writing, interviewing or mom-ing, Molly teaches tarot card classes, gardens, sits in bars drinking Miller products and dreams of being in a punk band again.