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Charlottte Ranks 15th Best State for Singles


With Valentine’s Day around the corner and about 34 percent of all U.S. adults having never been married, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2020's Best & Worst States for Singles as well as accompanying videos.

To help unattached Americans improve their chances of finding love, WalletHub compared the 50 states across 29 key indicators of dating-friendliness. The data set ranges from share of single adults to movie costs to nightlife options per capita.

North Carolina ranked 15th overall and 10th for the 'Romance & Fun Category'.

Best States for Singles Worst States for Singles
1. Florida 41. Mississippi
2. California 42. Alabama
3. Texas 43. Alaska
4. New York 44. Kentucky
5. Pennsylvania 45. Kansas
6. Ohio 46. Wyoming
7. Illinois 47. New Mexico
8. Wisconsin 48. North Dakota
9. Massachusetts 49. Arkansas
10. Michigan 50. West Virginia

Best vs. Worst
  • Louisiana has the highest share of single adults, 54.05 percent, which is 1.3 times higher than in Utah, the state with the lowest at 42.56 percent.
  • California has the most fitness and recreational facilities (per square root of population), 0.702745, which is 10.1 times more than in Hawaii, the state with the fewest at 0.069602.
  • North Dakota has the lowest unemployment rate for the single population, 4.58 percent, which is 2.8 times lower than in Mississippi, the state with the highest at 12.70 percent.

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