Sleepless in Honolulu? Match.com found the cities with the most single night-owls.
Studies say loneliness can affect your beauty sleep. Now, we're the last people to suggest that all single people are lonely, but surely there are more of us scouring the bars (or online dating sites) for other singles and the streets for pizza after midnight. And sometimes "lonely" just means "open to excitement and adventure." So, sure. Call us "lonely."
Anyway, if you suffer from "single insomnia" and your city doesn't have the entertainment you need at, say 4 a.m., then maybe it's time to move, and maybe that move should be to Honolulu, since it's the number-one sleepless city in the country. Maybe it's that sunny weather in Hawaii.
In promotion for their upcoming "Up All Night" event (it's free!), Chemistry.com did some investigating into which cities are more likely to have singles prowling the streets looking for love between midnight and 6 a.m. Although most people would think New York City would make number one on the list, it didn't even make it into the top 10 — although (no...sleep...'til) Brooklyn did!
With Honolulu in the top spot, next in line came Virginia Beach, VA, Nashville, TN, Scottsdale, AZ (what?!), Brooklyn, Long Beach, CA, Las Vegas, Henderson, NV (another "what?!" Is it all the legal prostitution?), Fresno, CA, and Mesa, AZ.
Dr. Helen Fisher, renowned biological anthropologist and Chemistry.com's Chief Scientific Advisor for analysis of these findings, says the tendency to stay up all night is genetic: "We are a 24-hour society. Nurses, doctors, cooks, technicians, journalists, performers, policemen and women; all sorts of people work at night. And let's not forget single parents—what better time to hit the Internet than after evening chores are done and the kids are fast asleep? But I suspect these men and women have more in common than their occupations: most have inherited particular genes that govern the body's rhythms. Be you a morning lark or night owl, this tendency is snug in your DNA."
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And indeed some studies suggest that duration of sleep is influenced by genetic factors. But whether or not your night-owl tendencies are inherited or just a "hey, YOLO" mentality, Chemistry.com wants you to participate in their "Up All Night" event — tonight! The event will grant both new and registered users full access to Chemistry.com between 9 p.m. Aug. 30 and 6 a.m. Aug. 31, with the invitation to take a personality test specifically designed by Dr. Fisher, all in the name of finding you an equally sleepless soulmate. Along with the specifically geared personality test, you also get free communication during those hours for those of you who don't want to fork over the cash to officially join. Just think about the possibilities! Late-night love with someone who needs as little sleep as you? Did someone say brilliant idea? You can register here.
What are you waiting for? Suck down that Red Bull and get ready to stay up all night. You can sleep when you're old.