New Jersey: 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.
Where does New Jersey rank for singles?
New Jersey snagged the tenth spot in the ranking for being the best for singles. The state scored the highest when it came down to dating economics. According to the survey methodology, this includes things such as the average beer and wine price, movie costs, and self-care and grooming costs, among others.
Additionally, if you’re single and trying to find some places to meet other singles, there’s a Reddit thread dedicated to this. Some people suggested joining a coed sports league, The Home Depot, or online options like Hinger and Eharmony.
The top three.
Florida is the best state for singles. The study points out that it’s due to its many 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.