2019’s Best & Worst Cities for Singles in the U.S.
According to the personal-finance website WalletHub, about 45 percent of all U.S. adults are single. On top of this, the average date can cost over $100 depending on where you live. WalletHub says that your chances of finding your "happily ever after" could be closer than you think, but it depends on where live.
They compared over 180 cities, and compiled a list to determine where you have the highest, as well as the lowest chances of finding love based on 35 factors of "dating-friendliness" including the share of single population, nightlife options, online dating opportunities, the average cost of a date, and more.
The list includes several Texas cities including Lubbock, Austin, and Houston. Here is what they determined to be the best and worst cities for singles.
|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|
Austin, Texas is ranked at number 14 on their list, with Houston ranked at number 25, and Lubbock ranked at number 67.
Some additional facts include Detroit having the highest share of single persons at 73.85 percent, with Fremont, California with the lowest at 37.46 percent. El Paso, Texas and Las Cruces, New Mexico tied for the lowest average restaurant-meal cost of $25 which is four times lower than Pearl City, Hawaii with the highest cost at $100.