California Ranks 7th Among Best States for Singles in 2021

With Valentine’s Day around the corner and the COVID-19 pandemic leading to a surge in virtual dating, a new report highlights 2021’s Best & Worst States for Singles.

California has dropped in the ranking since last year. In 2020, the Golden State was the second best state in the nation for singles, according to WalletHub.

Bottom line: Finding your “person” or your “soul mate” is all about location, location, location. It’s easier to date where there are nice place to eat and places to go. California ranks No. 1 in both the number of movie theatres and restaurants per capita.

Besides your looks, personality, interests and employment status, your location can influence your odds of finding a romantic partner, according to Adam McCann of WalletHub. Everyone has different priorities when searching for love, but certain places simply make dating easier than others. That’s especially true during the COVID-19 pandemic, as certain states are more impacted than others, though virtual dates have risen in popularity as a safer alternative to going out in person.

Once most people can get the COVID-19 vaccine, we should see more opportunities for dating in person across the U.S., and as always, cost will be a big factor, McCann writes. In states with low cost of living, for instance, your income might stretch a lot further, which means cheaper or more frequent dates. If you’re more financially stable, though, you might appreciate a state with more attractions to find new experiences for both you and your potential other half. Dating is also a numbers game, so a state with a higher proportion of single adults automatically improves your prospects.

To help unattached Americans improve their chances of finding love, WalletHub compared the 50 states across 27 key indicators of dating-friendliness. The data set ranges from the share of single adults to online-dating opportunities to COVID-19 restrictions.

Dating in California (1=Best; 25=Avg.):

  • 11th – % of Single Adults
  • 5th – Online-Dating Opportunities
  • 8th – Mobile-Dating Opportunities
  • 1st – Restaurants per Capita
  • 1st – Movie Theaters per Capita

For the full report, click here.

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