Spoiler: It’s definitely not Arkansas.
Be in the right place at the right time this V-Day.
California is the no. 1 state for singles, according to a recently released WalletHub study, besting its competitors on more than two-dozen measures of dating opportunities, dating economics and “romance and fun.” The Golden State takes home the gold in dating opportunities, the research found, and ranks second on romance and fun.
Florida comes in at no. 2 and New York ranks no. 3, followed by Texas, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Massachusetts, Illinois, Ohio and Arizona. The lowest-ranking state of the union is Arkansas; Virginia, whose tourism slogan claims it’s “for lovers,” sits at no. 18.
The study analyzed states based on 27 metrics, including share of single adults; ratio of single women to single men; online and mobile dating opportunities; online dating safety; average beer and wine price; movie, beauty-salon and haircut cost; housing affordability; job growth rate; unemployment rate for the single population; restaurants, fitness and rec facilities, movie theaters and music festivals per capita; number of attractions like museums and cultural performances.