With approximately 45 percent of all U.S. adults being single and dating opportunities restricted during the COVID-19 pandemic, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2020’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 32 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.
|Best Cities for Singles||Worst Cities for Singles|
|1. Madison, WI||173. Pearl City, HI|
|2. Atlanta, GA||174. Modesto, CA|
|3. Denver, CO||175. Winston-Salem, NC|
|4. Salt Lake City, UT||176. Moreno Valley, CA|
|5. Columbia, SC||177. Hialeah, FL|
|6. Fargo, ND||178. Laredo, TX|
|7. Missoula, MT||179. Warwick, RI|
|8. Portland, ME||180. Pembroke Pines, FL|
|9. Boise, ID||181. Brownsville, TX|
|10. Tempe, AZ||182. Glendale, CA|
Best vs. Worst
- Detroit has the highest share of single people, 74.13 percent, which is two times higher than in Fremont, California, the city with the lowest at 37.02 percent.
- Cheyenne, Wyoming, and Casper, Wyoming, have the lowest average restaurant-meal cost, $25.00, which is 4.5 times lower than in Cape Coral, Florida, the city with the highest at $112.50.
- Indianapolis has the lowest average price for a bottle of wine, $3.63, which is 4.2 times lower than in Salt Lake City and West Valley City, Utah, the cities with the highest at $15.41.
- Port St. Lucie, Florida, has the lowest average price for a movie ticket, $6.21, which is 2.6 times lower than in Oxnard, California, the city with the highest at $16.10.
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