Last month, the New York Times published the results of their analysis stating that 51% of U. "The Times came to some insightful conclusions with their analysis," said Bert Sperling, lead researcher for Sperling's Best Places.
However, Sperling's Best Places discovered this might not be the whole story.
Sperling's firm looked at similar Census data, but restricted its analysis to single, widowed, and divorced women age 25-64.
Without this cap on the age range, places with higher concentrations of elderly people would show a misleading number of single women.
Our poll published last week found that half (53%) of never-married Americans would like to eventually tie the knot.
In the 379 metro areas nationwide, 34% of women 25-64 are single.For those looking for love, Nerd Wallet crunched the numbers of the 50 largest U. But unlike Baltimore, New York City, at 3 for a night out, is the most expensive place for a date in our study. Many cities on our list have nothing to do with either coast.Single men will find plenty of opportunities for love in places like Nashville, Tennessee; Detroit, Michigan; and Fort Worth, Texas. Availability of single women: We looked at the number of unmarried women for every 100 unmarried men in the city to see if the odds are in your favor. Dating affordability: To calculate how much it costs to date, we looked at the price of a three-course meal for two and two movie tickets at a midrange restaurant in each city.We also considered the median earnings for workers to gauge the relative affordability of dating. Social scene: We assessed date-friendliness by calculating the number of arts and entertainment businesses and restaurants per 1,000 residents in the metro area.We also included walk scores in this category to evaluate how easy it is to get around and meet people.