2020’s Best And Worst States For Single People Based On Analysis Of 29 Key Dating Metrics

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With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, and about 34 percent of all adults in America having never been married, personal finance website WalletHub has released its annual report covering 2020’s Best and Worst States for Single People.

To help single Americans improve their chances of finding love, WalletHub compared the 50 states across 29 key indicators of dating-friendliness.

Among the 29 metrics they used to determine their rankings were things like the share of single adults in a state, number of online dating opportunities, online dating safety (cyber crime rate), residents’ openness to relationships, restaurants per capita, nightlife options per capita, unemployment rate for the state’s single population, and movie costs.

Here’s what they discovered…

Best vs. Worst
— Louisiana has the highest share of single adults at 54.05 percent, which is 1.3 times higher than in Utah, the state with the lowest at 42.56 percent.
— California has the most fitness and recreational facilities, 10.1 times more than in Hawaii, the state with the fewest.
— North Dakota has the lowest unemployment rate for the single population at 4.58 percent, 2.8 times lower than in Mississippi, the state with the highest at 12.70 percent.

Hover your mouse over each state on the map below to view more data.

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Best States for Singles
1. Florida
2. California
3. Texas
4. New York
5. Pennsylvania
6. Ohio
7. Illinois
8. Wisconsin
9. Massachusetts
10. Michigan

11. Arizona
12. New Jersey
13. Georgia
14. Colorado
15. North Carolina
16. Minnesota
17. Virginia
18. Washington
19. Missouri
20. Nevada
21. Oregon
22. New Hampshire
23. Connecticut
24. Indiana
25. Iowa
26. Vermont
27. Tennessee
28. Maryland
29. Utah
30. Louisiana
31. Rhode Island
32. Delaware
33. Montana
34. Hawaii
35. Nebraska
36. Oklahoma
37. Maine
38. South Carolina
39. Idaho
40. South Dakota
41. Mississippi
42. Alabama
43. Alaska
44. Kentucky
45. Kansas
46. Wyoming
47. New Mexico
48. North Dakota
49. Arkansas
50. West Virginia

Here’s even more useful single dating data, broken down by various categories…

study 2020 Best And Worst States For Single People


Curious and want to drill down to what cities in the United States are the best for single people? WalletHub has done the work on that as well.