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STUDY: The 2018 List of Best and Worst States for Single Daters

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Should singles change their zip codes while looking for love online, or even take it further by moving to a more desirable state in the country?

A new study from WalletHub actually ranks all 50 states to determine the best and worst places for single daters.

The list breaks it down further into four categories.

  • Overall Rank
  • Dating Opportunities
  • Dating Economics
  • Romance & Fun

Digging deeper, the study shows the best states for online dating are:

  1. Washington
  2. Colorado
  3. New Hampshire
  4. Maryland
  5. Alaska

The worst states for online dating are:

  1. Mississipi
  2. Arkansas
  3. New Mexico
  4. West Virginia
  5. Louisiana

If you’re attached to your mobile phone and find yourself swiping left and right on mobile dating apps, the study shows a different digital picture.

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The best states for mobile dating apps are:

  1. Utah
  2. Maryland
  3. Colorado
  4. Massachusetts
  5. New Jersey

The worst states for mobile dating opportunities are:

  1. West Virginia
  2. Mississipi
  3. Arkansas
  4. Alabama
  5. Kentucky

Overall, California ranks as number one on the list. Perhaps the sunshine, Rose Bowl, and Disneyland contributed to that score. Just behind California is Florida, with New York coming in at number three.

Arkansas ranked at the bottom of the list as the worst place for singles.

This list shows the top 10 ranked states in the country.

Is your state on this list?

Wallet Hub Best States Dating

This map below, highlights each state to see where they rank.

Click on your state to find out the overall rank, and think about casting a wider net while looking for love online.

Source: WalletHub

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Best and Worst Cities for Online Dating

Best cities for online dating

When you’re single and really want to meet someone, you’ll say that the city you live in is the worst city for dating.

While you might feel that way, this report and findings from WalletHub of the 150 most populated cities in the United States will show you exactly which cites are the best based on “Dating Economics” and “Romance & Fun.”

Whether it’s the cost of the movie ticket (California was the worst), or the price of going to a beauty salon or to a bar for drinks, find out what challenges you might have in the city you reside in.

Better yet, I always recommend casting a wider net and changing your zip code to another city. Why not move for love? Why not go on a date when you’re traveling in another city?

So here’s the news in a digital nutshell.

The best cities for online dating:

  • Gilbert, AZ
  • Irvine, TX
  • Plano, TX
  • Fremont, CA
  • Overland Park, KS

The worst cities for online dating:

  1. Detroit, MI
  2. Brownsville, TX
  3. Laredo, TX
  4. Memphis, TN
  5. Cleveland, OH


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The highest movie ticket costs and highest beauty salon costs were all in California. So yes, dating in California is expensive.

Thinking of moving to another city to find love? Check out how they rank here.

Highest percentage of single persons:

  1. Detroit, MI
  2. Washington, DC
  3. Cleveland, OH
  4. Rochester, NY
  5. Atlanta, GA

Lowest percentage of single persons:

  1. Fremont, CA
  2. Gilbert, AZ
  3. Plano, TX
  4. Overland Park, KS
  5. Chesapeake, VA

Are you interested in their other findings? Here’s the full list, so you can decide where to go searching for dates before opening your wallet.

Where does your city rank on this list?

Source: WalletHub

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