Most "best city" magazine polls need to be taken with a grain of salt, but at first blush, the latest poll from AskMen.com may be a head scratcher for some Chicago men.
The site, which dubs itself the world's No. 1 lifestyle site for men, ranked Chicago No. 25 in its list of the Top 29 Cities to Live In.
New York was listed as the top liveable city for dudes, with Miami and San Francisco the only other American cities in the Top 10 and Melbourne and Tokyo rounding out the Top 3.
The criteria for the rankings include opportunities for professional challenge, a strong sports team, the ratio and places to meet single, educated women, guaranteed vacation days, unemployment rate and the culinary scene.
Chicago men can take heart, however -- at least we beat Bogota, Columbia. Barely.
The full list:
- New York
- Cape Town
- Buenos Aires
- San Francisco
- Los Angeles
- Hong Kong
- Tel Aviv
- Sao Paulo
- Las Vegas