Wallet Hub compiled a list of 2017's best and worst cities for singles, through an analysis of 182 cities nationwide.Analysts compared the cities using a multitude of factors, including dating opportunities, fun and recreation, and economics. You're probably enjoying your freedom and all of the prospective dates around you, with three of the top five cities for singles landing in California.San Francisco ranked as the overall best location, although it'll cost you — it was one of the lowest ranked in economics, for its high restaurant costs and overall high costs of living.You'll never have to worry about finding an exciting date option if you're in the city that never sleeps, though that'll cost you, too. But you won't be so lucky if you're single in nearby South Burlington, which came in as the worst city for singles overall. Subjects were asked, “How would you rate your current city or neighborhood for opportunities to date and make friends? Real-estate website Apartment List surveyed over 13,000 renters across the US to find the top 10 cities for dating in the country.Also cool: The city's state-of-the-art signal-optimization program, which synchronizes hundreds of traffic lights, allowing smoother travel through the city. If you've got the will (and the time and cash), there are more than 3,700 business catering to nearly every aspect of your personal grooming needs.
For one thing, the analysts heavily weighted the "singles gender balance," a ratio of single men to single women, in its findings, ignoring the fact that not all single people are seeking a partner of the opposite gender.While there are no actual statistics to back it up, Boston is as good a place as any to meet a Harvard grad—or a janitor with a genius level IQ. Plus, a favorable male-to-female ratio means your chances of meeting an outdoorsy guy with a Labrador retriever are pretty good.Why it's great for women: Coffeshops, rain, Microsoft, the birthplace of grunge.In a super detailed analysis using 15 “economics” metrics, 12 “fun and recreation” metrics, and five “dating opportunities” metrics, the folks at personal finance website Wallet Hub compared over 180 U. cities in terms of “dating-friendliness,” and came up with a comprehensive list of the best and worst cities for your single ass. Before I get into specifics, you can see a rough ranking in the interactive map below: First off, the number one greatest city for singles is San Francisco, California, because it had the highest total score based on all metrics combined, and ranked fourth in “dating opportunities,” and third in “fun & recreation.” The second best city for singles is Atlanta, Georgia, which ranked 10th in “Fun & recreation,” and third in “dating opportunities," meaning you'll have absolutely no problem taking your many Tinder dates to fun bars and stuff.