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  • The Best Cities for Online Dating

    Francesca Levy,

    Tech-savvy singles abound in these metros.

    There's lots to do if you're single and live in Boston. You can search for your soulmate at one of the area's 70 museums or 200 art galleries. Go buy someone a drink at a bar in a hip neighborhood like Jamaica Plain. Or mingle with Red Sox fans at Fenway Park.

    It turns out, though, that Bean Town singles who are serious about dating might be best served staying home and turning on their computer. Boston is the best city in America for online dating, according to data provided by OkCupid, a free matching service. They analyzed their 1.51 million active users to find the cities where the highest percentage of the adult population had active profiles on the site within the last year.

    Full List: The Best Cities For Online Dating

    Boston's bustling student presence is one reason it scores high for online dating, says Sam Yagan, cofounder and CEO of OKCupid. Metropolitan Boston is home to more than 50

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  • America's Best Colleges

    David M. Ewalt,, 08.11.10, 06:00 PM EDT

    The best public and private colleges and universities, from the student's point of view.

    Williams CollegeWilliams College

    The best college in America isn't in Cambridge or Princeton, West Point or Annapolis. It's nestled in the Berkshire Mountains. Williams College, a 217-year-old private liberal arts school, tops our third annual ranking of America's Best Colleges. Our list of more than 600 undergraduate institutions is based on the quality of the education they provide, the experiences of the students and how much they achieve.

    Williams rose to the top spot on our rankings, which are compiled with research from the Center for College Affordability & Productivity, after placing fourth last year and fifth in 2008. It's a small school (just over 2,000 undergrads) with a 7-to-1 student-to-faculty ratio, affording students the chance to really get to know their teachers and have a unique college experience.

    In Pictures: America's 50 Best

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