BY: LBL Team

Top 10 Worst Cities for Dating in the United States

The 10 worst US cities to live in if you’re single

If you’re single and hoping to go on a lot of dates, where you live could affect your chances of finding love. Here are the ten worst cities to date in the United States:

1. Glendale, California

Glendale, California has some of the highest movie costs of any major U.S. city along with New York City, Los Angeles, and Atlanta. It also ranked low in terms of dating opportunities  the single population is low as are active Tinder users.

2. Brownsville, Texas

Few dating opportunities exist in Brownsville, Texas  only 35.5% of dating opportunities are online, and there are limited nightlife opportunities.

3. Pembroke Pines, Florida

Pembroke Pines, Florida has one of the lowest singles gender balances, giving heterosexual singles less of an opportunity to find people to date.

4. Warwick, Rhode Island

Despite being located near multiple coves, Warwick, Rhode Island was only ranked 107 when it comes to fun and recreation.

5. Laredo, Texas

Voted the 5th worst city for dating, Laredo, Texas has some of the fewest online dating opportunities in the U.S. It also lacks recreational activities.

6. Hialeah, Florida

There are only about 0.006 social clubs and 0.0742 nightlife options per capita in Hialeah, Florida, making it difficult to mingle and mix with other singles. It’s also one of the least diverse cities in Florida.

7. Moreno Valley, California

This Southern California city’s distant inland location is likely what earns it its near worst ranking for fun and recreational activities.

8. Winston-Salem, North Carolina

While the cost of dinner, drinks, and movie tickets is among the lowest in the country in Winston-Salem, the city also has the lowest “singles gender balance” in the country, meaning the number of single men outweighs the number of single women.

9. Yonkers, New York

Yonkers, New York has some of the highest meal costs in the nation. But, while dating can be super expensive in Yonkers, there are a handful of date activities to choose from.

9. Modesto, CaliforniaNestled inland across from the Bay Area, Modesto is home to a 6% higher singles rates than the average city.

10. Pearl City, Hawaii

Located on the island of Oahu, Pearl City only has 0.0828 nightlife options per capita, meaning there aren’t a lot of options for bars and clubs to find love interests.

So, which cities are the best to date in?

The best cities to date in the United States include Austin, Texas, Seattle, WA, San Diego, CA, Phoenix, AZ, San Francisco, CA, and Denver, CO, due to the percentage of singles, affordability of social activities, and the number of opportunities to meet others.

  1. “These are the Best (and Worst) Cities for Dating in 2019,” Thrillist, February 11, 2019.
  2. “The 10 Worst Places to Live if You’re Single,” Insider, February 12, 2019.
  3. “Best & Worst Cities for Singles,” WalletHub, Dec 1, 2020.
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