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2018’s Best & Worst Cities for Singles – WalletHub Study (Infographic)

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With about 45 percent of all U.S. adults being single and the average date costing over $100, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2018’s Best & Worst Cities for Singles as well as accompanying videos.

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 34 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 Atlanta, GA                           173 Laredo, TX

2 Denver, CO                           174 Yonkers, NY

3 San Francisco, CA                  175 Lewiston, ME

4 Portland, OR                         176 Glendale, CA

5 Los Angeles, CA                    177 Warwick, RI

6 Seattle, WA                           178 South Burlington, VT

7 Chicago, IL                            179 Pearl City, HI

8 San Diego, CA                       180 Hialeah, FL

9 Minneapolis, MN                   181 Pembroke Pines, FL

10 Portland, ME                       182 Brownsville, TX

Best vs. Worst

  • Detroit has the highest share of single persons, 73.77 percent, which is two times higher than in Fremont, California, the city with the lowest at 37.71 percent.
  • Garden Grove, California, has the lowest average restaurant-meal cost, $12.78, which is 9.4 times lower than in Dover, Delaware, the city with the highest at $120.00.
  • Indianapolis has the lowest average price for a bottle of wine, $3.68, which is 3.9 times lower than in Seattle, the city with the highest at $14.19.
  • Port St. Lucie, Florida, has the lowest average price for a movie ticket, $6.63, which is 2.3 times lower than in Atlanta, the city with the highest at $14.93.

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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