10 Best, Worst US Cities for Singles

San Francisco tops the list; Brownsville, Texas, comes in last
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 8, 2016 8:32 AM CST
10 Best, Worst US Cities for Singles
Here's to you, San Francisco, Orlando, and Seattle.   (Getty Images)

Getting hit with Cupid's arrow is "part willingness and part geography," notes WalletHub. And with 109 million or so single adults in the US as of 2015, per the latest census, finding the right place to settle down in both the geographical and romantic sense can be a challenge. WalletHub looked at 29 key indicators—including how much restaurants and other activities cost, unemployment rates (you might want to hedge on that guy or gal who's refused to look for work in over a decade), and online dating opportunities—in the 150 most populated US cities to see which were friendliest "toward a single-but-looking status." The No. 1 pick: San Francisco. The top 10 best and worst cities:

Best cities

  1. San Francisco
  2. Orlando, Fla.
  3. Seattle
  4. San Diego
  5. Boston
  6. Austin, Texas
  7. Las Vegas
  8. Phoenix
  9. Miami
  10. Los Angeles

Worst cities

  1. Brownsville, Texas
  2. Hialeah, Fla.
  3. Yonkers, NY
  4. Port St. Lucie, Fla.
  5. Pembroke Pines, Fla.
  6. Moreno Valley, Calif.
  7. Chesapeake, Va.
  8. Laredo, Texas
  9. Fontana, Calif.
  10. Greensboro, NC
See the complete rankings at WalletHub. (If you like to Netflix and chill, these 10 cities are your best bets to be an "urban hermit.")

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