We subtracted points for places where people play a lot of computer games (Get out of the house, people.) and added points for people using dating sites and apps.
And if you’re a member of America’s Singles Club — comprising more than half of all adults today — this time of year is code for “You’re sad and alone.” But that cultural stigma is fading.
Some of us genuinely prefer to go solo in life, while many others actively seek that special someone. cities based on 25 key metrics to help you find and prep for the best dating opportunities this holiday season.
Of course, finding a significant other is easier said and done for the contestants of “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette.” Most of us lack the luxury of Chris Harrison’s professional matchmaking skills to help us meet the most eligible, prescreened mate — with bonus cash to boot. We don’t guarantee you’ll find your soulmate, but if you live in or near one of the top cities for singles on our list, you’re much closer to a happily ever after than you think. Our data set ranges from the percentage of singles to the number of online-dating opportunities to the number of attractions in each city.
With that in mind, Livability set out to find the best places for singles.
But not all cities are created equal for those looking to find someone – whether to marry or just be single together.
One could argue that it is, therefore, a great time to be single.Note: we recognize that this list is more geared toward being young-and-single than old-and-single – that might be a list for another day. We started by looking at places where there are plenty of singles to choose from, so we looked at the percentage of unmarried people, the percentage of the population in prime marriageable age, places where large percentages are living alone – that’s all Census data.Then we asked our friends at Esri to help us find places where people are doing single-ish things.These cities tend to have higher-than-average rates of people who go to art galleries, bars, nightclubs and pool halls.They have more residents who are likely to dance, sing karaoke and go to romance movies.Whether they do these things on dates or to learn what dating is like is open to interpretation.