Finding love is part willingness and part geography: You can only be so determined to have a happily ever after; your zip code has to meet you halfway.
“You have so many different options that it’s easy to find the flaws with each one and difficult to just pick some person with all their flaws — since we all do have them — and just stay with it.” In addition to having a plethora of options, the era of the extended American adolescence seems to have tempered the rush to marriage.
(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.
“People are spending a big chunk of their lives — much of the 20s and even into their 30s, increasingly — becoming a grown up,” Klinenberg says.
“They’re investing their time in their job, they feel anxious about their career and they’re having a very difficult time moving into that next stage of what we’ve traditionally thought of as grown-up life.” Postponing marriage has also meant that more people are living alone and "happily single," something that many seemingly do not want to give up “People who live alone have a degree of control over their time and space that very few other people have,” says Klinenberg.