You know the saying--location, location, location! And in this case, we're not talking about real estate. We're talkin' about love, obviously.
Many people either blame or praise their city when it comes to why they're single (ahem), so we're going to put an end to the speculation and reveal which locations are the shit and which locations are the pits for all of my fellow soldiers in the dating trenches, thanks to WalletHub!
The lovely analysts at WalletHub, who clearly want nothing more than to see true love emerge across America, did all the work for you by compiling a report on the best and worst cities for singles in 2017 (you can read the full report here).
"More than 45 percent of the U.S. adult population is unmarried, according to the latest U.S. Census Bureau estimates. But the share may be higher or lower in every city, and the ratio of women to men also will differ in each," their article states.
"To help America’s singles find love, WalletHub’s analysts compared more than 180 U.S. cities across 32 key indicators of dating-friendliness. Our data set ranges from share of single population to number of online dating opportunities to nightlife options per capita."
Now, I know I always talk shit about dating in LA, and it looks like I might have to ask for forgiveness, because apparently--we're one of the best cities! (Which brings me to the point that unfortunately, they couldn't also measure the quality of people inhabiting these cities, so WalletHub, if you're reading, please give us that one next, thanks!)
Here are the overall top 5 best and worst cities for singles, according to WalletHub:
BEST (Bow Chicka Bow Wow)
- San Francisco, CA
- Atlanta, GA
- Los Angeles, CA
- Denver, CO
- San Diego, CA
WORST (Womp Womp)
- South Burlington, VT
- Brownsville, TX
- Pembroke Pines, FL
- Hialeah, FL
- Warwick, RI