And they certainly don't want to prowl smoky bars waiting to be picked up and/or rejected" AXE, known coast-to-coast for their dating game expertise, came up with the idea of finding "America's Best and Worst Cities for Dating," using 24 distinct criteria including, among others: population density, percentage of singles, frequency of hooking up, dating venues such as coffee shops, bars, and intimate apparel stores and flowers and jewelry bought as gifts.
In the last year, this reporter has received dozens of complaints and pleas for help from singles ranging in age from early 20s to late 60s. They want to meet someone special but don't know how to do it or where to go.
We therefore turned to a panel of experts for advice on money, examining the characteristics of a prospective city to call home and drawing singles to those areas.
Click on the experts’ profiles to read their bios and thoughts on the following key questions: What should singles be looking for when choosing a city?
You may be looking for love in all the wrong places — literally.
Austin, Texas, tops the list of best cities to play the dating game. Is the city you call home the place to find that special someone? Austin, Texas, tops the list of best cities to play the dating game. "There's also a pretty good gender balance, about 3/10th of a percentage point off from being 50/50 [men and women], veering slightly more male." That Orlando beat out Miami for second place is intriguing, given that Orlando doesn't have the same degree of happening nightlife as Miami.But Gonzalez pointed out that Orlando "wins out when it comes to costs." The worst cities for singles — which include Greensboro, North Carolina, at number one; followed by Fontana, California; and Laredo, Texas — share one very unromantic quality: They're all pretty suburban. "In these more suburban communities, there are not a lot of singles.(Yes, they are Hollywood A-listers who may never even know your name, let alone that you exist. ) The only problem with being a member of such a large unmarried group, informally known as “America’s Singles Club,” is that your prospects need to live within a drivable or walkable distance — unless you and your future beau can tolerate a completely or partially virtual relationship. Regardless of your preference, know that Wallet Hub is cheering for you.With your love life in mind, our data team compared the 150 most populated U. cities based on 29 key indicators of a location that’s friendly toward a single-but-looking status."San Francisco is very expensive, but you must remember that people are also making more in San Francisco on average as well, which balances it out a bit," said Gonzalez.Related: Golden Oldies: One in 10 Americans Dating Online is a Baby Boomer What also helped San Fran move to the top of the list is "the sheer number of singles that are there," said Gonzalez. They’ve also developed a neat Flash feature based on our study. To learn more about AXE products, check out their website at