Michigan Is One Of The Best States For Singles
Nothing reminds single people that they are, in fact, single more than Valentine’s Day. The reminder is practically everywhere, from commercials to store shelves filled with hearts and chocolates. With Valentine’s Day around the corner, the personal finance website WalletHub released its report on this year’s best and worst states for singles. They pointed out that everyone has different priorities when searching for love, but certain places simply make dating easier than others.
To help single people improve their chances of finding love, WalletHub compared the 50 states across 29 key indicators of dating-friendliness. Their data set ranges from the share of single adults to online dating opportunities to restaurants per capita.
Michigan is for the single folks!
If you’re single and ready to mingle, then Michigan is apparently one of the best states to make it happen. The state landed in spot number 16 on the ranking. Though the mitten didn’t score well in the dating economics, romance, and fun categories, it ranked high for dating opportunities.
There are plenty of places to meet up for a date or meet other singles. If you’re in the Metro Detroit area, there are events like speed dating at the Detroit Yoga Lab. If you’re further west, Atwater Brewery Grand Rapids occasionally throws a singles mixer.
The top three.
Florida is the best state for singles. The study points out that it’s due to its large variety of attractions. This makes perfect sense, as some of the state’s top attractions include Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando, and Epcot, among others. Also revealed in the study is that Florida has the most theme parks, restaurants, and music festivals per capita. And if you want to run into other singles while outdoors, the study highlights that the state ranks highly for the most nature parks per capita.
According to the study, people in Florida often search Google for the names of the top dating websites like Tinder, Match.com, and Eharmony. This also includes searching general terms like “dating” and “online dating.”
Following behind Florida in the number two spot is Texas. Everything is bigger there, including the single scene. They ranked high due to being one of the largest and most populated states. The state was also highlighted for having a high number of movie theaters. Restaurants, fitness centers, and amusement parks per capita.
California is the third-best state for singles. Much like Texas, it’s high in the ranking due to its size and being heavily populated. Interestingly, the study points out that California stands out for its “relationship openness.” People in the state are less likely than people in most states to show signs of “attachment avoidance” or “discomfort with intimacy.” In other words, California is a good place for those looking for commitment.
If you want to know what other states are the best for singles, check out the complete study here.