2019’s Best & Worst Cities for Singles – WalletHub Study

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 2019’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 35 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. Hialeah, FL
2. Denver, CO 174. Shreveport, LA
3. San Francisco, CA 175. Winston-Salem, NC
4. San Diego, CA 176. Yonkers, NY
5. Portland, OR 177. Columbia, MD
6. Chicago, IL 178. South Burlington, VT
7. Los Angeles, CA 179. Brownsville, TX
8. Madison, WI 180. Glendale, CA
9. Seattle, WA 181. Pembroke Pines, FL
10. Portland, ME 182. Pearl City, HI

Best vs. Worst

  • Detroit has the highest share of single persons, 73.85 percent, which is two times higher than in Fremont, California, the city with the lowest at 37.46 percent.
  • El Paso, Texas, and Las Cruces, New Mexico, have the lowest average restaurant-meal cost, $25.00, which is four times lower than in Pearl City, Hawaii, the city with the highest at $100.00.
  • Indianapolis has the lowest average price for a bottle of wine, $3.79, which is four times lower than in Salt Lake City and West Valley City, Utah, the cities with the highest at $15.28.
  • Port St. Lucie, Florida, has the lowest average price for a movie ticket, $6.63, which is 2.3 times lower than in Los Angeles, the city with the highest at $15.57.

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