Forbes Magazine has come out with its top cities for couples by looking at some of the top metropolitan regions in the country, examining their divorce and marriage rates, the price of first time homes, income disparity between the sexes and the availability of marriage counselors. So, if you’re in a relationship and looking to get married, and stay married, you may want to consider a move to one of the following couple-friendly cities.
The top two cities may prove that southern hospitality and charm isn’t just a myth, Dallas and Houston are apparently very couple friendly. In fact Texas is such a good place for couples that Austin comes in as the fifth best place for co-habitators to live. But the South isn’t the only place for happy duos, Minneapolis ranks third on the list and one has to think that keeping warm on cold winter nights has something to do with this. In the fourth position is Denver, Colorado a booming city on its own that is friendly and welcoming to everyone who decides to make this move.
Each one of the communities on the list has something different to offer and this needs to be carefully compared to your goals as an individual and as part of a couple. If you’re looking for a strong community base where you can make a difference then a career driven city wouldn’t be the path for you, and vice versa. If you’re a non-traditional couple, or part of a same sex relationship, then you’ll want to move where your lifestyle is more accepted and embraced. But in the long run, where you live will probably not determine your long-term satisfaction in your mate.