Valentine's Day can be a tough time of year when you're single, particularly if you aren't up for shredding photos of your ex in exchange for free chicken wings. However, it can be even tougher in places where the dating scene feels particularly bleak.
And it's true, certain cities are much fir than others for singles looking to mingle. So, if you're curious which side the place you live lands newest adult dating sites, this new ranking of the best and worst cities for dating should help clear things up.
A new survey from the rental search site Apartment List asked 9, of its users who identified as "single" across the U.
Specifically, they asked people to respond to the question, "How would you rate best cities for 40 something singles current city or neighborhood for opportunities to date? To make the cut, a city had to have at least 25 ratings no matter what the responses. Charlotte, North Carolina took the number two spot, while San Francisco rounded out the top.
Meanwhile, the worst city to try and date in right now according to the data is Palm Bay, Florida followed by New Haven, Connecticutand then Providence, Rhode Island. These are the cities that made the top 10 best and worst lists.
Beyond the hard and fast overall rankings, ApartmentList also narrowed the picks according to select demographics. For example, Minneapolis actually earned the highest marks as a dating city from folks with a college degree, while Nashville was the top city for those without a degree.
Also, men favored Charlotte overall while Austin was the number one pick for women. Then again, if you live in a city that's allegedly great for single people and the dating scene is still falling short, it may be time to point a finger at your career.
Joe McGauley phoenix swing clubs a senior writer for Thrillist.
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