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WalletHub Study: 2021’s best and worst cities for singles

With nearly 50% of all U.S. adults being single and dating opportunities impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, the personal-finance website WalletHub released its report on 2021’s Best & Worst Cities for Singles, as well as accompanying videos and expert commentary.

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. Laredo, TX
2. Seattle, WA 174. Winston-Salem, NC
3. Portland, OR 175. Jackson, MS
4. Denver, CO 176. Moreno Valley, CA
5. Austin, TX 177. Pembroke Pines, FL
6. San Francisco, CA 178. Montgomery, AL
7. Minneapolis, MN 179. Fort Smith, AR
8. Portland, ME 180. Hialeah, FL
9. Tucson, AZ 181. Brownsville, TX
10. Boise, ID 182. Glendale, CA

 Best vs. Worst

  • Burlington, Vermont has the highest share of single people, 74.64 percent, which is two times higher than in Fremont, California, the city with the lowest at 37.06 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, $3.57, which is 3.8 times lower than in Atlanta, the city with the highest at $13.70.
  • Port St. Lucie, Florida, has the lowest average price for a movie ticket, $6.21, which is 2.6 times lower than in San Francisco, the city with the highest at $16.41.

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