Best & Worst States for Singles in 2017

    Besides looks, personality and employment status, your location can influence your odds of finding a romantic partner. as uncovered by a recent survey by WalletHub. Naturally people have priorities when searching for love, however, where you live can be more conducive than others to finding the “one”.

    As you can imagine, states that have a lower cost of living will stretch your dates a lot further, which translates to cheaper or more frequent dates.   Just like anything else, dating is a numbers game, According to the study a bit more financial leverage, on the other hand, you might appreciate a state with relatively more attractions guaranteeing new experiences for both you and your potential other half.  So ideally you want to either live in a cheaper area or do well in a more expensive state. One thing is common is the number of singles in a state obviously has an effect, not just the cost of living.

    WalletHub asked which states combine all of those qualities and more? To answer that question, WalletHub’s data team compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 23 key indicators of dating-friendliness. Our data set ranges from “share of single adults” to “movie costs” to “nightlife options per capita.” Read on to see the complete ranking, expert dating advice and a full description of our methodology.

    To see how your zip code affects your chances of a happily ever after, check out WalletHub’s Best & Worst Cities for Singles report.

    Hover over your state below:

    Source: WalletHub

    Best & Worst States for Singles

    Overall Rank State Total Score ‘Dating Opportunities’ Rank ‘Dating Economics’ Rank ‘Romance & Fun’ Rank
    1 Washington 55.70 2 30 16
    2 Colorado 55.42 4 7 13
    3 California 52.79 1 48 27
    4 Montana 52.43 22 9 2
    5 South Dakota 51.23 24 3 8
    6 Texas 50.48 3 17 42
    7 Hawaii 48.69 10 16 28
    8 Nevada 48.60 7 44 19
    9 District of Columbia 48.59 9 46 6
    10 Florida 48.51 6 40 26
    11 Utah 48.45 12 2 45
    12 Wyoming 48.23 34 6 5
    13 Wisconsin 47.69 21 11 9
    14 Minnesota 47.38 16 8 25
    15 North Dakota 47.25 37 1 10
    16 New York 46.44 5 51 11
    17 Vermont 45.96 40 37 1
    18 New Hampshire 45.87 32 15 7
    19 Nebraska 45.85 35 5 14
    20 Illinois 45.46 8 49 30
    21 Iowa 45.20 38 4 18
    22 Oregon 44.86 19 50 4
    23 Pennsylvania 44.69 15 35 20
    24 Arizona 44.31 11 19 47
    25 Idaho 44.26 26 10 23
    26 Massachusetts 43.99 18 34 15
    27 Michigan 43.36 13 26 43
    28 Missouri 42.61 29 18 24
    29 Virginia 42.49 17 20 35
    30 Ohio 42.27 20 23 32
    31 Maine 41.93 46 21 3
    32 Indiana 41.53 25 14 36
    33 Georgia 40.92 14 38 41
    34 New Jersey 39.47 23 29 37
    35 Oklahoma 39.21 33 13 40
    36 North Carolina 38.94 27 24 38
    37 Connecticut 38.56 36 45 17
    38 Kansas 38.13 28 12 49
    39 Rhode Island 37.76 43 39 12
    40 Delaware 37.33 45 22 22
    41 Louisiana 37.15 41 28 31
    42 Maryland 37.14 31 27 39
    43 Tennessee 36.45 39 32 33
    44 South Carolina 35.77 44 25 29
    45 New Mexico 35.70 30 36 46
    46 Kentucky 33.78 42 31 44
    47 Alaska 33.63 49 43 21
    48 West Virginia 30.64 47 47 34
    49 Arkansas 28.77 50 41 48
    50 Alabama 28.66 48 33 50
    51 Mississippi 25.93 51 42 51

     

    Where does your state rank?

    Source: https://wallethub.com/edu/best-states-for-singles/31667/

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