Want to Get (and Stay) Married? Here's Where to Go

LawnStarter ranks the best US cities for wedded bliss
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 12, 2022 7:01 AM CDT
Here Are the Best US Cities for Wedded Bliss
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(Newser) – Maybe there actually is something to getting married in front of Cinderella Castle. Orlando, Fla., where the "happiest place on Earth" (Disney World) is located, is just one of the entries making up the top 10 in LawnStarter's ranking of the best US cities to get (and stay) married. The site looked at 190 of the nation's largest cities, using nine metrics in four main categories: marriage stability (which includes separation and divorce rates), marriage potential (e.g., the young population rate of "never marrieds"), marriage intervention via therapists, and wedding-friendliness (read: wedding venues and how easy it is to have an outdoor wedding). Read on to see what cities round out the top 10:

  1. Bellevue, Wash.
  2. Pasadena, Calif.
  3. Fullerton, Calif.
  4. Grand Rapids, Mich.
  5. Orlando, Fla.
  6. Newark, NJ
  7. St. Louis
  8. Atlanta
  9. Washington, DC
  10. Naperville, Ill.
See where other cities fall on LawnStarter's list. (Read more marriage stories.)

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