Here Are The 10 Best And 10 Worst Cities For Dating

Are you looking for love and not having any luck? Maybe your city is the issue. Apartment List surveyed their users to see which metropolitan areas are the best and the worst. The apartment-finding website surveyed over 10,000 single people nationwide between February 14th, 2017 and January 17th, 2018 to find the best and worst cities for dating.

During the survey, renters were asked, “How would you rate your current city or neighborhood for opportunities to date and make friends?” The answers they could have used is: Very Satisfied, Somewhat Satisfied, Neutral, Somewhat Unsatisfied, and Very Unsatisfied. Apartment List then rated the cities on how satisfied with the dating scene.

10 Best Cities For Dating

  1. Madison, WI 63.0%
  2. Charleston, SC 60.0%
  3. Denver, CO 58.2%
  4. Austin, TX 56.6%
  5. Raleigh, NC 55.6%
  6. Washington, DC 54.5%
  7. Charlotte, NC 54.0%
  8. Rochester, NY 52.8%
  9. Durham, NC 52.3%
  10. Palm Bay, FL 52.0%

Many of the best dating cities are college towns including Madison, Wis., Charleston, S.C., Raleigh, N.C., and Durham, N.C. The Carolinas dominated the list with four cities.

10 Worst Cities For Dating

  1. Syracuse, NY 14.8%
  2. Bridgeport, CT 20.7%
  3. New Haven, CT 25.0%
  4. Albuquerque, NM 25.0%
  5. Hartford, CT 28.0%
  6. Oxnard, CA 28.0%
  7. Port St. Lucie, FL 29.6%
  8. Memphis, TN 30.4%
  9. Dayton, OH 31.8%
  10. Sacramento, CA 32.2%

Connecticut is not exactly the best place for romance as Bridgeport, New Haven, and Hartford make the worst five metros for dating. Overall, 42% of respondents were satisfied with their dating opportunities — 46% of men were satisfied compared to 41% of women. Singles with a bachelor’s degree are most satisfied with their city’s dating opportunities in the following cities: Raleigh (64%), Charlotte (64%), and Denver (63%). Singles without a degree were most satisfied in San Jose (63%), Nashville (57%), and Virginia Beach (55%). You can see all of the results from the study over at Apartment List.