Austin gets love as one of the best cities for singles, study finds

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If you’re single, Austin is one of the best cities in America to hang out in the hopes of finding new love.

Personal finance website WalletHub ranks Austin fifth best for singles out of more than 180 cities. Leading up to Austin on the list is No. 1 Madison, Wisconsin, followed by Seattle; Portland, Oregon; and Denver.

To determine where singles have the best chance of finding love, WalletHub compared 182 cities across 32 key metrics of dating friendliness. These metrics include the number of singles, the number of online dating opportunities, and the average price of a meal for two people.

Austin ranks 15th in the “fun and leisure” category, 26th in the “dating opportunities” category and 91st in the economy category.

Rebecca Johnson, a graduate teaching assistant in communication studies at the University of Kansas, told WalletHub that she doesn’t think people should choose where to live based solely on the likelihood of finding a mate there. .

“My advice is to live your life according to your own activities and interests. If you are in a place where you can engage in the activities and hobbies that interest you, you are more likely to find other people around you who are interested in such things and follow the commonalities to establish a relationship. relationship, ”says Johnson.

Only one other city in Texas appears in WalletHub’s top 50: Lubbock, ranked # 47. Here’s how several other Texas cities fared in the study:

  • Houston, # 55.
  • San Antonio, no.58.
  • Dallas, # 77.
  • Irving, no.87.
  • Arlington, # 109.
  • Fort Worth, # 115.
  • Plano, n ° 119.
  • Garland, n ° 162.
  • Grande Prairie, No. 168.
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