According to the CDC estimates, 50-70 million adults in the U.S. suffer from insomnia. So is it any wonder that singles all over the country are frequently looking for love in the wee hours of the night?
The online dating site Chemistry.com recently released a list of the Top 10 Sleepless Single Cities in the U.S., investigating where in the country singles visited their website between the hours of midnight and 6 a.m. in six of the nation’s time zones respectively. While New York City is known as The City That Never Sleeps—as a global power city and cultural and entertainment capital—Chemistry.com found that singles are most sleepless in Honolulu, Hawaii.
The Top 10 Sleepless Single Cities in the U.S.
- Honolulu, HI
- Virginia Beach, VA
- Nashville, TN
- Scottsdale, AZ
- Brooklyn, NY
- Long Beach, CA
- Las Vegas, NV
- Henderson, NV
- Fresno, CA
- Mesa, AZ
Chemistry.com is sponsoring a free special access pass for the single night owls across the nation during their Up All Night event, which runs tonight, August 30, from 9 p.m. to 9 a.m. on Friday. Participants are invited to take a unique personality test designed by renowned biological anthropologist Dr. Helen Fisher, and then review matches, browse full profiles with photos and email other members. They can also take Chemistry’s exclusive get-to-know-you games. All singles can register for the free event here.
Dr. Fisher, chief scientific adviser to Chemistry.com, said that living in a 24-hour society means that a lot of people are now working into the night, from nurses and policemen to those employed by the tourist industry in some of top sleepless single cities, like Honolulu and Las Vegas. She feels the natural night owls are biologically disposed to work at night, but others aren’t.
“There at least 18 genes involved in whether you are a night owl or a lark,” Fisher said in an interview. Though she always wanted to be able to stay up late, Fisher woke up early, even as a teen. When it came to relationships, however, she found that she need not always date a fellow lark.
“In my case, it worked extremely well that I am a lark, and that the men I have been with have been owls,” she said. “I would get up really early in the morning and have a good 5 hours of myself to get my work done.” Her partners would have their downtime after she had gone to sleep.
“It’s most important that whatever your partner’s lifestyle is, it fits into your lifestyle,” she said. “It’s the lifestyle that they want to lead together and whether the pattern of their daily rhythms mesh.” A relationship is not going to thrive in one partner wants to be asleep by midnight when the other wants to be dining and going out to parties at that hour.
But if you are a single looking for a partner to stay active late into the night and sleep in late alongside you, log on to Chemistry.com tonight to join in the fun of the Up All Night event. Maybe you’ll find a fellow night owl who makes your heart go all a flutter.