With Valentine’s Day around the corner and high inflation making dates more expensive, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2023's Best & Worst States for Singles
To help unattached Americans improve their chances of finding love, WalletHub compared the 50 states across 30 key indicators of dating-friendliness. The data set ranges from the share of single adults to online-dating opportunities to restaurants per capita.

Best States for Singles

Worst States for Singles

1. California

41. Montana

2. New York

42. Alabama

3. Florida

43. South Carolina

4. Texas

44. Alaska

5. Pennsylvania

45. Mississippi

6. Illinois

46. Kentucky

7. New Jersey

47. Wyoming

8. Massachusetts

48. North Dakota

9. Wisconsin

49. Arkansas

10. Virginia

50. West Virginia

Best vs. Worst

  • New Mexico has the highest share of single adults, 54.93 percent, which is 1.3 times higher than in Utah, the state with the lowest at 43.28 percent.
  • California has the most fitness and recreational facilities (per square root of population), 0.816385, which is 11.1 times more than in Hawaii, the state with the fewest at 0.073821.
  • North Dakota has the lowest unemployment rate for the single population, 4.69 percent, which is 2.3 times lower than in Mississippi, the state with the highest at 10.99 percent.

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