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San Antonio gets some love as one of the best U.S. cities for singles, study says
If you’re single in San Antonio and looking for love, you have a better-than-average chance of falling head over heels in Alamo City.
According to personal finance website WalletHub, San Antonio ranks 58th among cities that are best for singles out of more than 180 metros.
To determine where singles enjoy the best prospects for finding love, WalletHub compared 182 cities across 32 key indicators of dating friendliness. Those indicators include the number of single people, number of online dating opportunities, and average price of a two-person meal.
San Antonio ranks 49th in the “fun and recreation” category, 87th in the “dating opportunities” category, and 82nd in the economic category.
No. 1 on the list is Madison, Wisconsin, followed by Seattle; Portland, Oregon; and Denver.
Rebecca Johnson, a graduate teaching assistant in communication studies at the University of Kansas, tells WalletHub that she doesn’t think people should choose where to live based solely on how likely they are to find a partner there.
“My advice is to live your life according to your own pursuits and interests. If you are in a place where you can pursue the activities and hobbies you have an interest in, you are likelier to find others around that are interested in such things and follow the commonalities into building a relationship,” Johnson says.
While San Antonio ranks higher than other Texas cities on the list in some categories, namely economics (aka affordability), several other spots in the Lone Star State are better for singles, according to the WalletHub list.
Nearby Austin ranks fifth best for singles, coming in 15th in the “fun and recreation” category, 26th in the “dating opportunities” category, and 91st in the economic category.
Aside from Austin, only one other Texas city appears in WalletHub’s top 50: Lubbock, ranked No. 47. Here’s how several other Texas cities fared in the study:
- Houston, No. 55.
- Dallas, No. 77.
- Irving, No. 87.
- Arlington, No. 109.
- Fort Worth, No. 115.
- Plano, No. 119.
- Garland, No. 162.
- Grand Prairie, No. 168.