Single in America? These Are the Best Places to Be

Be sure to avoid Pearl City, Hawaii
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 12, 2019 10:35 AM CST
Single in America? These Are the Best Places to Be
Atlanta is the place to be.   (Getty Images/fizkes)

Almost half of US adults are unmarried, but WalletHub wants to change that. With the goal "to help America's singles find love," the site compared living costs, including the cost of restaurant meals and movie tickets; the availability of recreational activities; the share of singles; and more in the 150 most populated US cities, "plus at least two of the most populated cities in each state." Rest assured, there are love-making opportunities from coast to coast, and still time to find a date to bring home for Thanksgiving—unless you'd rather be self-partnered. The 10 best and worst cities for singles, with scores out of 100:


  1. Atlanta: 69.3
  2. Denver: 66.2
  3. San Francisco: 65.5
  4. San Diego: 65.1
  5. Portland, Ore.: 64.5
  6. Chicago: 64.3
  7. Los Angeles: 63.9
  8. Madison, Wis.: 63.8
  9. Seattle, Wash.: 62.9
  10. Portland, Maine: 62.3


  1. Pearl City, Hawaii: 36.5
  2. Pembroke Pines, Fla.: 37.6
  3. Glendale, Calif.: 38.2
  4. Brownsville, Texas: 39.1
  5. South Burlington, Vt.: 39.2
  6. Columbia, Md.: 40.6
  7. Yonkers, NY: 40.8
  8. Winston-Salem, NC: 41.1
  9. Shreveport, La.: 41.3
  10. Hialeah, Fla.: 41.4
Click for more, or see why being single isn't so bad. (Read more singles stories.)

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