2020’s Best And Worst States For Single People Based On Analysis Of 29 Key Dating Metrics
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.
Best States for Singles
4. New York
12. New Jersey
15. North Carolina
22. New Hampshire
31. Rhode Island
38. South Carolina
40. South Dakota
47. New Mexico
48. North Dakota
50. West Virginia
Here’s even more useful single dating data, broken down by various categories…
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.