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Site names its most superficial cities for online dating

Spoiler alert: L.A. made the list, but it didn’t come out on top.

By Kristin Wong Sep 19, 2013 4:37PM

What's America’s most superficial city? According to a study from Men’s Health, it’s Tampa, Fla. Plano, Texas,  and Atlanta also made the list. 

And, sorry, Salt Lake City, but apparently, when it comes to online dating, you’re incredibly shallow, too. At least that’s the claim of another study from WhatsYourPrice.com.

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To back up its list, Men’s Health studied a variety of data. It looked at each city’s rates for cosmetic procedures and Botox. It also studied how much money city-dwellers pay to look younger and better. It looked at sales for hair dyes, teeth whiteners and tanning salons. With the help of data from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Experian Marketing Services and Foursquare, the mag was able to name Tampa as the most vain metropolis in the United States. Stereotypically shallow Los Angeles didn’t even make the top 10.

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Los Angeles did, however, make the list at WhatsYourPrice.com. The dating site analyzed the habits of thousands of its users and found that, on average, Los Angelenos only take 10.4 seconds to browse an online profile before making a dating decision. But Salt Lake City natives take even less time to accept or reject a date — 7.2 seconds. Portland, Ore., and Houston also made the list.

See who else made the cut here, and check out the Men’s Health list of Top Cities for Vanity below. 

  1. Tampa, Fla.

  2. Plano, Texas

  3. Atlanta, Ga.

  4. Las Vegas, Nev.

  5. Dallas, Texas

  6. Pittsburgh, Penn.

  7. Houston, Texas

  8. Miami, Fla.

  9. San Francisco, Calif.

  10. Providence, R.I.

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Photo: Salt Lake City skyline in early spring (strickke/Getty Images)

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Sep 26, 2013 3:22AM
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Where I live should qualify. All the "women" are at least 100 pounds overweight working low wage jobs if any, living in somebody's basement with 2 or more kids with different daddys and they all want a guy that is all toned, fit, 25-35 with a 6 figure job, luxury car and nice $400,000 house. They don't bring anything to the dating scene and think they are entitled to the "dream man".
Sep 25, 2013 11:30PM
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It is true about Texas, especially Houston.   They are the most notorious LIARS!!!  They play the games of not being married and ironically, they are the most desirable of men.  Ladies, BE WARE when it comes to men from the Lone Star State.  There is nothing you can tell me about meeting them. 
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