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Best City for Singles?  It might surprise you!

February is the month of love… and if you’re single, you’re either looking to mingle or you’ve had enough!  Plus, with the COVID-19 pandemic, it made dating even more difficult.

Sure, things have improved a little since the beginning of the pandemic, but there are still some lingering effects.  Like people with financial issues… and dating can be expensive.  But part of that is also dependent on where you live.  Some cities have great spots for dating activities, such as dining out or watching a movie, that are cheaper than other places.

Okay, so maybe it’s not too expensive to dine out or watch a movie in Augusta.  But what about the number of potential dating prospects?  According to the latest U.S. Census Bureau estimates, nearly 50% of the population is unmarried- meaning never married, divorced or widowed.  That doesn’t mean that the ratios are the same in every city though!  Of course you have online dating, which can extend your reach.  But if you’re looking to find love closer to home, it could be challenging depending on your location.

Help For The Singles

WalletHub is helping you out.  They are helping American singles find love by comparing more than 180 U.S. cities.  They rate them based on variety of key indicators, from the share of the population to the number of online dating opportunities, and the average price for dinner for two.

Unfortunately for Augusta… we’re ranked at 120. With a total score of 48.31, economics ranked at 71, fun and recreation at 182 and dating opportunities at 79.

If you’re looking to travel a bit for love, Atlanta came in at 18 on the list. And Columbia, South Carolina wasn’t far behind at number 21.

What is the best city for singles?

Some of these top ranked cities for singles are really surprising.  Not necessarily places you’d think of for great dating experiences… but hey, what do we know?  We’re not the experts here!

Another question though, are singles burnt out from bad matches on apps?

Here are the top 10 best cities for singles!

  • 10. Boise, Idaho

    Boise, Idaho - ranked 10 Best City for Singles

  • 9. Tucson, Arizona

    Tucson, Arizona 9 Best City for Singles

  • 8. Portland, Maine

    Photo of Portland, Maine 8 best city for singles

  • 7. Minneapolis, Minnesota

    Minneapolis, Minnesota Best City for Singles

  • 6. San Francisco, California

    Photo of the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco

  • 5. Austin, Texas

    Photo of Austin, Texas

  • 4. Denver, Colorado

    Denver, Colorado Best City for Singles

  • 3. Portland, Oregon

    Portland, Oregon Best City for Singles

  • 2. Seattle, Washington

    Seattle, Washington

  • 1. Madison, Wisconsin

    Madison, Wisconsin Best City for Singles