2017’s Best & Worst Cities for Singles – WalletHub Study

With more than 45 percent of all U.S. adults being single during the holidays, the most family-oriented time of the year, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2017’s Best & Worst Cities for Singles.

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’s analysts compared more than 180 U.S. cities across 32 key indicators of dating-friendliness. The data set ranges from share of single population to number of online dating opportunities to nightlife options per capita.

Best Cities for Singles Worst Cities for Singles
1 San Francisco, CA 173 Charleston, WV
2 Atlanta, GA 174 Laredo, TX
3 Los Angeles, CA 175 Lewiston, ME
4 Denver, CO 176 Pearl City, HI
5 San Diego, CA 177 Yonkers, NY
6 Seattle, WA 178 Warwick, RI
7 Chicago, IL 179 Hialeah, FL
8 Portland, OR 180 Pembroke Pines, FL
9 Minneapolis, MN 181 Brownsville, TX
10 Portland, ME 182 South Burlington, VT

 Best vs. Worst

  • Detroit has the highest share of single persons, 73.76 percent, which is 1.9 times higher than in Fremont, California, the city with the lowest at 38.06 percent.
  • Gilbert, Arizona, has the highest share of households with a broadband connection (as a proxy for “online dating opportunities”), 95.9 percent, which is 2.2 times higher than in Brownsville, Texas, the city with the lowest at 42.7 percent.
  • Garden Grove, California, has the lowest average restaurant-meal cost, $12.78, which is 6.3 times lower than in Juneau, Alaska, the city with the highest at $80.00.
  • Indianapolis has the lowest average price for a bottle of wine, $3.79, which is 3.7 times lower than in Raleigh, North Carolina, the city with the highest at $13.99.
  • Port St. Lucie, Florida, has the lowest average price for a movie ticket, $6.21, which is 2.4 times lower than in Los Angeles and Oxnard, California, the cities with the highest at $14.81.
  • New York has the most nightlife options (per square root of population), 1.86, which is 93 times more than in West Valley City, Utah, the city with the fewest at 0.02.

To view the full report and your city’s rank, please visit: https://wallethub.com/edu/best-worst-cities-for-singles/9015/

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One Response to 2017’s Best & Worst Cities for Singles – WalletHub Study

  1. William Hicks November 14, 2017 at 8:48 am


    I don’t see Oxnard in this list.


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