Minnesota and Wisconsin Towns on New Top 10 List for Singles
If you are single and are looking to mingle, what city do you think is the best in the United States? You may want to stick around the midwest because 2 towns in Minnesota and Wisconsin just landed in the list of top 10 cities for singles in the US! And a whole bunch of other towns in Iowa and Illinois appeared in the top 50 too!
Minnesota and Wisconsin Towns Appear on List of Top 10 Cities for Singles in the United States
WalletHub finished up a huge survey recently where they were on the hunt to find the best cities in the United States for singles. A total of 182 cities were analyzed with very specific criteria and if you love data and want to know specifics, you'll find those details at the end of the story.
Before I get to the top 10 list, I have to give a huge congrats to Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, and Iowa because they all had towns that ranked in the top 50! It seems like the midwest IS the place to be, especially if you are single. You can check the map below to see the entire list but first, here are the top 10 picks for singles.
How did WalletHub Determine What Cities Were The Best For Singles?
WalletHub did quite a bit of research to determine which cities in the United States were the best for singles. Below is the statement from wallethub.com that describes in detail the criteria:
In order to determine the best cities for singles, WalletHub compared 182 cities — including the 150 most populated U.S. cities, plus at least two of the most populated cities in each state — across three key dimensions: 1) Economics, 2) Fun & Recreation and 3) Dating Opportunities.
We evaluated those dimensions using 36 relevant metrics, which are listed below with their corresponding weights. Each metric was graded on a 100-point scale, with a score of 100 representing the most favorable conditions for singles. For metrics marked with an asterisk (*), we calculated the population size using the square root of the population in order to avoid overcompensating for minor differences across cities.
Finally, we determined each city’s weighted average across all metrics to calculate its overall score and used the resulting scores to rank-order our sample. In determining our sample, we considered only the city proper in each case, excluding cities in the surrounding metro area.
Read more about the study and its findings at wallethub.com.