Singles 2012: Most Eligible Chicagoans

This year, Chicago set out to find the area’s most accomplished, driven, and—sure, we’ll admit it—attractive singles. Judging from the hundreds of nominations that poured in at, as well as the number of men and women our editors found on their own, it’s not a bad time to be unattached. For starters, the dating pool is wide: According to the U.S. Census Bureau, fewer Americans (51 percent) are hitched today than at any point in the last 50 years, and everybody’s waiting longer to tie the knot. That means plenty of time to travel the world, build a career, and generally distinguish yourself from the pack. Chicago canvassed the market and plucked 20 standouts with swoon-worthy resumés and looks—hey, have we got your attention yet?

PLUS: Check out photos from the Rock of Ages purple carpet at the Summer Lovin’ party on June 15.



2 years ago
Posted by SmilesAlot23

Are you going to have a meet and greet with your singles?

2 years ago
Posted by Elizabeth Riley (Chicago magazine)

Hi SmilesAlot23,

You can meet this year's singles at our Summer Lovin' event this Friday, June 15th at the Museum of Contemporary Art.

You can visit for more information, but here's a brief overview:

Over 1,000 guests will enjoy the museum's eclectic exhibits, magnificent musical entertainment, savor signature cocktails, beer, wine, and fabulous food from some of Chicago's finest restaurants. All proceeds will support research and therapies for stroke patients at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Tickets are $85 in advance and $95 at the door.



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