By: Linda Lee
Looking for love in all the wrong (or right!) places?
With more than half of all adults in the U.S. being single during one of the most family-oriented times of the year, the personal finance website WalletHub conducted an in-depth analysis of 2015’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 identify the cities in which singles have the highest chance of finding a significant other, WalletHub’s analysts compared the 150 most populated U.S. cities across 25 key metrics. This data set ranges from the percentage of singles to the number of online-dating opportunities to the number of attractions in each city.
Best Cities for Singles
1) Salt Lake City, UT
2) Orlando, FL
3) Tempe, AZ
4) Atlanta, GA
5) Scottsdale, AZ
6) Austin, TX
7) Tampa, FL
8) Reno, NV
9) Cincinnati, OH
10) San Francisco, CA
Worst Cities for Singles (Sorry to those who are ‘Single in The D!’)
1) Aurora, IL
2) Jersey City, NJ
3) Oxnard, CA
4) Chula Vista, CA
5) Columbus, GA
6) Detroit, MI
7) Glendale, CA
8) North Las Vegas, NV
9) Hialeah, FL
10) Yonkers, NY
Key findings that helped to determine the above stats include:
The average restaurant meal cost is highest in New York, three times more expensive than in Aurora, Colo., which has the lowest.
The average price for a bottle of wine is highest in Atlanta, four times more expensive than in Indianapolis, which has the lowest.
The average price for a movie is highest in Oxnard, Calif., two times more expensive than in Corpus Christi, Texas, which has the lowest.
The percentage of single persons is highest in Detroit, two times as many as in Fremont, Calif., which has the lowest.
The number of nightlife attractions per capita is highest in Las Vegas, 22 times more than in Hialeah, Fla., which has the lowest.
The number of cafés per capita is highest in Seattle, 40 times more than in Laredo, Texas, which has the lowest.
The number of online dating opportunities is highest in Gilbert, Ariz., two times more than in Detroit, which has the lowest.
Click here for WalletHub‘s full report and to see where your city ranks if not listed above.