Wallet Hub compiled a list of 2017's best and worst cities for singles, through an analysis of 182 cities nationwide.
Analysts compared the cities using a multitude of factors, including dating opportunities, fun and recreation, and economics. You're probably enjoying your freedom and all of the prospective dates around you, with three of the top five cities for singles landing in California.
New York ranked number one for fun and recreation, but ranked dead last in economics, based off of the high prices of cocktails, meals, and movies. The city of around 18,000 had one of the lowest singles gender balances, and ranked in the bottom ten for fun and recreation.
You'll never have to worry about finding an exciting date option if you're in the city that never sleeps, though that'll cost you, too. But you won't be so lucky if you're single in nearby South Burlington, which came in as the worst city for singles overall.
On our second date, my wife and I went to a bookstore and browsed together while having coffee, which naturally brought up shared interests and opportunities for conversation.
In addition to being relatively low-cost, these types of dates also have the added advantage of being easy to end naturally and without the, potentially awkward, requirement of waiting for a check.
The website Apartment just released the results of a survey of more than 11,000 single people .
which ranked the 70 major cities from the best place to find dates in 2018 to the worst.