The 10 Best Places to Find a Date According to Data Science

This couple met in one of the best cities to be single in.

Now that Valentine’s Day has come and gone, some singles may be feeling a little lonely. If you suffered through holiday parties without a date on your arm and endured New Year’s Eve without a midnight kiss only to find yourself alone on Valentine’s Day too, you might be feeling discouraged. So instead of sitting back and waiting for love to find you, why not do something about it?

Thanks to a recent study by Zillow on what dating spots are the best for finding a serious partner we have new insight on how to make sure you’re looking for love in all the right places. They evaluated important factors in successful dating, such as the percentage of singles in a given area, and the amount of singles who are new to an area in the past year. Plus, the study considered the number of date spots per 10,000 residents, like restaurants or parks, and looked at the median individual income of adults 18 years and older.

Turns out, if you’re looking for love this year, Boston is your best bet. A whopping 66% of Bostonians are single. The city offers a plethora of date spots—159 per 10,000 residents—compared to competing areas. Luckily, wages are a little higher in Boston without insanely steep costs of housing too, leaving a little extra paper for courting your valentine.

If you’re serious about finding love, consider other top-ranked cities like New Orleans, Indianapolis, Richmond, or Louisville.

Or check out this more detailed breakdown of the best places to live if you’re looking for love:

Valentine's Day Dating Infographic

Joan Actually

Dating Expert

Joan is a writer and dating expert.

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