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12 Best Cities for Online Dating

The nation’s capital is an active scene for singles -- particularly for those under 30, according to HowAboutWe.Maybe it has something to do with “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington,” but Washington, D.C. draws a high number of do-gooders, which may account for the fact that dates where the couple participate in a volunteer project are 30 percent more popular here than anywhere else.The Beltway also offers plenty to do for singles looking to get out, from taking in the latest exhibit at the National P

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The nation’s capital is an active scene for singles — particularly for those under 30, according to HowAboutWe.

With the idealism in mind of the classic Frank Capra movie “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington,” the District draws a high number of do-gooders, and that may be why it's popular for couples on dates to participate in a volunteer project.

The Beltway also offers plenty to do for singles looking to get out, from taking in the latest exhibit at the National Portrait Gallery to grabbing a bite in places where the First Couple has dined, such as Ben’s Chili Bowl.

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