Amanda P. Sidman, DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER
It may be the end of an era.
New York's notorious single scene - for which we are almost as famous as we are for Derek Jeter and the occasional earthquake - may be coming to an end.
But probably not too soon.
In a new study by Match.com, released today, an overwhelming 94% of New York singles said they are ready to settle down and find love -- as long as is doesn't take too many transfers.
While all 94% said they are willing to date outside of their borough, 71% specified that meant a 40 minute commute or less. And only 8% of Manhattanites said they would date someone in Staten Island.
Here, we must note that the ferry takes only 25 minutes. But, still.
Forest Ave. bachelors and bachelorettes should start packing their bags immediately, if not sooner, and consider moving to Brooklyn or Manhattan, which were voted the most desirable boroughs to singles to date from.
And wait, there's more!
Ladies reported that Firemen (30%) and Wall Street Executives (26%) were the sexiest New York professions for men, while the gentlemen found actresses (34%) and women that work in fashion (29%) to be hottest.
So if any of you Brooklyn-based New York's Bravest can manage to find an actress living in Manhattan, take note that 44% of singles picked the West Village as a great date location, while 31% said they do not want to meet at a chain restaurant. But don't worry if the place is a bit too upscale, as 57% of New York women polled they are willing to split the bill on a first date.
In conclusion, New Yorkers do want to settle down, split the bill at Waverly Inn, and put their single days behind them.
As long as it's all a cab ride away.