A new study ranks Kentucky among the worst states for singles to find love.

Single and Ready to Mingle

A lot goes into making a match with someone, and where you live can dramatically impact your ability to find a love connection. Some places make it easier to find romance than others. A new study from WalletHub breaks down which states are the best (and worst) places for singles looking to mingle.

The Study

WalletHub looked at all fifty states utilizing twenty-nine metrics in three different categories that they ranked on "dating-friendliness."

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Dating Opportunities Abound

The first category, "Dating Opportunities" was broken down into several metrics including the opportunities for online dating, the opportunities for mobile dating, as well as residents' openness to relationships. WalletHub also looked at how many singles reside in each state and at the ratio of single women to single men across several age demographics.


Dating Economics 101

When it comes to going on a date, the tab can run up pretty quickly. WalletHub analyzed the costs for things like a beer, a latte, and even the cost of buying a movie ticket. Additionally, they took a deep dive into the median household income, the unemployment rate, and housing affordability.

Romance and Fun for All

The final key category that analysts dug into looks at things like how many restaurants are in each state per capita, and the number of attractions like museums, zoos, and cultural centers. In addition to restaurants per capita, the study looked at nature parks, fitness and recreation centers, music festivals, and other fun experiences per capita.

Three Best States

Topping the list of Best States for Singles are Florida, Texas, and California, according to the study. All three ranked highly in part because of the overwhelming number of attractions in each state. Florida ranks the highest in the country for attractions like amusement parks, festivals, and restaurants.

Three Worst States

At the bottom of the list, is where we find the three worst states for singles in America. West Virginia ranks the worst in spot number 50. North Dakota and Arkansas round out the bottom three in 49th and 48th, respectively.

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Where Is Kentucky on the List

Not far from the bottom of the list, in the number 46 position, we find Kentucky, making it the fifth worst state for singles in America with a total score of 39.44. The state ranked 43rd overall for dating opportunities and 34th overall for romance and fun. It also ranked lower, number 30 out of 50, when it came to the metrics involved with dating economics.

If the study is accurate, Kentucky singles are going to have to work a little harder when it comes to being lucky in love!

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