Trying to meet the person of your dreams is not as easy at may seem and it can be quite costly.  Perhaps you have tried everything from dating websites to dating Apps, as well as been fixed up by a friend. If nothing has worked for you, you might want to explore some other options including moving to another city.

So, where in the world do you find your knight in shining armor or a lovely lady to complete your life?

With about 45 percent of all U.S. adults being single and the average date costing more than $100, the personal-finance website WalletHub recently released its report on 2018’s Best & Worst Cities for Singles  to help you get a better handle on the love scene.

Apparently, finding the love of your life depends on where you live as some cities, towns and states are better than others to meet someone if you’re single.

To determine where singles have the highest chance of finding love, WalletHub compared more than 180 U.S. cities across 34 key indicators of dating-friendliness. The data set ranges from share of single population to number of online dating opportunities to nightlife options per capita.

Check below to see if you are currently residing in the best or worst place to find your potential mate. If not, you might want to consider packing it all in and relocating if finding love is what you’re after. It never hurts to check out other locations where you might have a better chance at finding lasting love.

You might be asking if the West Coast is better than the East Coast? How about the Midwest or maybe a warmer climate vs. a colder one? Keep reading for some further insight that could lead you in the right direction.


Best Cities for Singles Worst Cities for Singles
1 Atlanta, GA 173 Laredo, TX
2 Denver, CO 174 Yonkers, NY
3 San Francisco, CA 175 Lewiston, ME
4 Portland, OR 176 Glendale, CA
5 Los Angeles, CA 177 Warwick, RI
6 Seattle, WA 178 South Burlington, VT
7 Chicago, IL 179 Pearl City, HI
8 San Diego, CA 180 Hialeah, FL
9 Minneapolis, MN 181 Pembroke Pines, FL
10 Portland, ME 182 Brownsville, TX

Best vs. Worst

  • Detroit has the highest share of single persons, 73.77 percent, which is two times higher than in Fremont, Calif., the city with the lowest at 37.71 percent.
  • Garden Grove, Calif., has the lowest average restaurant-meal cost, $12.78, which is 9.4 times lower than in Dover, Delaware, the city with the highest at $120.00.
  • Indianapolis has the lowest average price for a bottle of wine, $3.68, which is 3.9 times lower than in Seattle, the city with the highest at $14.19.
  • Port St. Lucie, Florida, has the lowest average price for a movie ticket, $6.63, which is 2.3 times lower than in Atlanta, the city with the highest at $14.93.

Now that you have the list of best and worst cities for singles let your compass be your guide and best of luck!

To view the full report and your city’s rank, please click here.