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Seattle Is The Best City For Singles To Find Love, Study Says
With nearly 50% of all U.S. adults being single and the average date costing over $90, the website WalletHub released its report on 2022’s Best & Worst Cities for Singles, for those who are planning to find new love. According to the study , Seattle (WA) was ranked the best city for singles in 2022.
In fact, some singles are closer to a happily ever after than they think, but it depends on where they live. To determine where singles have the highest chance of finding love, WalletHub compared more than 180 U.S. cities across 36 key indicators of dating-friendliness. The data set ranges from the share of the population that is single to the number of online dating opportunities to the average price for a two-person meal.
“If individuals have a limited budget, then they should be precise in their app choices. If they truly want to be only casually involved with others, then they should not use premarital apps,”. Jacki Fitzpatrick, PHD Associate Professor, at Texas Tech University told Wallet Hub. “If they truly want to find long-term partners, then it is not a good investment to use casual encounter sites. Parallel to other living expenses while on a budget, singles should target their efforts on the best fit for their authentic goals.” Fitzpatrick added.
Best Cities for Singles
- Seattle, WA
- Madison, WI
- Denver, CO
- San Francisco, CA
- Portland, OR
- Minneapolis, MN
- Austin, TX
- Honolulu, HI
- San Diego, CA
- Atlanta, GA
Worst Cities for Singles
- Montgomery, AL
- Columbia, MD
- Dover, DE
- Winston-Salem, NC
- Shreveport, LA
- Fort Smith, AR
- Hialeah, FL
- Brownsville, TX
- Glendale, CA
- Warwick, RI
To view the full report and your city’s rank, visit the Wallet Hub study.
Burlington (VT) Vs Fremont (CA)
Burlington, Vermont, has the highest share of single people, 74.83 percent, which is two times higher than Fremont, California, the city with the lowest at 37.68 percent.
Glendale (AZ) Vs New York (NY)
Glendale, Arizona, has the lowest average restaurant-meal cost, $30.00, which is 3.3 times lower than in New York, Irvine, California, Pearl City, Hawaii, and Santa Rosa, California, the cities with the highest at $100.00.
Indianapolis (IN) Vs. Detroit (MI)
Indianapolis has the lowest average price for a bottle of wine, $3.68, which is four times lower than in Detroit the city with the highest at $14.74.
Port St. LuciE (FL) Vs Los Angeles (CA)
Port St. Lucie, Florida, has the lowest average price for a movie ticket, $6.43, which is 2.7 times lower than in Los Angeles and Long Beach, California, the cities with the highest at $17.40.