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Is this a good city for single people? For couples? For families? Why or why not?

I think it's good for all. Something for everyone. - Sep 28, 2017
It is a great city for everyone. There is plenty to do. There are lots of late night clubs and dances venues for singles or young couples. There are parks and "baby groups" for any young families and for older kids, they make their own fun with friends. - Mar 20, 2017
Yes! Although can be considered a boring and quiet post (which we like). There is not much for singles looking for an active social life. - Sep 28, 2013
It is probably better for families, but there arevery limited activities for all anyway. - Sep 23, 2012
It seems a better city for couples than for singles or families. There is not a lot for children to do once you've been to the elephant orphanage and the zoo. Although the city is on the ocean, the water quality is very poor and it is necessary to drive an hour to the north or south minimum to find a fairly clean beach. The night life for singles is sketchy at best, there are a handful of nightclubs that single expats frequent. - Dec 7, 2011
Great for families. Seems to be also quite alright for singles and couples. Lots of nice restaurants and some nightclubs as well. - Feb 8, 2010
There are activities throughout the year for embassy events, AmChamber of Commerce, Rotary clubs etc. On weekends many expats play golf with the N&G Golfing Society at the Royal Colombo Golf Club. The N&G welcomes all golfers who like to drink beer afterward. - Sep 7, 2008
There is not so much for kids and teenagers to do. Traffic is heavy and there are the security concerns. Activities tend to be concentrated at schools. - Feb 26, 2008