By Jennifer Riner of Zillow
Searching for love is a lot easier in a city with more singles, places to dine out and a better economy, according to a recent study by Zillow. A research analysis on the best cities to find love across the U.S. for both straight and gay couples was based on four key factors: density of singles in an area, sex and sexual orientation, density of date spots in an area, disposable income available for dates in an area and an area’s walkability.
The overall standings may help singles of all orientations find a match – even if that means relocating to a new, exciting locale.
Here are the top five spots for singles to find romance across the nation:
In Boston, 32 percent of residents are single and they have $2,448 of monthly disposable income. There are 52 date spots for every 10,000 people in Beantown, which isn’t the highest per capita on the list, but combined with other factors makes Boston the best option for singles this year.
The City by the Bay takes the number two spot for best cities to be single and meet your match with 56 date spots per 10,000 residents. With a disposable monthly income of $2,104, 31 percent of residents are reportedly single.
New York City
In NYC, $1,964 of monthly take home pay could be put toward date night, assuming renters split their monthly dues with roommates. And, there are 57 date spots for every 10,000 inhabitants throughout the five boroughs. In New York City, 34 percent of residents are single, the third-highest percentage of singles on the top 10 list of metros for singles.
For every 10,000 people in D.C., there are 44 prime date night spots for singles to try, according to the study. And, the disposable monthly income is a large $3,442 – by far the most amount of money to spend on dating on the list. In the nation’s capital, 33 percent of residents are single.
Philly offers 46 dating spots for every 10,000 people, and a disposable income of $2,383 per month. For those considering a trip or a more long-term move to Philly to find love, 33 percent of residents currently identify as single. These three aspects combined make Philly the fifth best city in the nation to find affection this year.
Even if you’re not considering packing your bags or moving across the country to find your soul mate, it’s encouraging to know when statistics in your area generate higher probability of meeting a potential match. And if your town didn’t make the top five or 10, it may be up to you to increase your odds of finding that special someone this year. To see a complete list of the Top 10 Cities to Find Love, check out the report on Zillow Porchlight.
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