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Study: Here Are The Best (And Worst) US States To Live If You Are Single In 2019

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Singles in West Virginia and Arkansas will have more trouble finding a significant other than others, that’s according to a new report. West Virginia ranked first on the list of the worst US states to live if you are single in 2019.

Arkansas came in as the second worst state for singles in the country, while North Dakota came in as the third.

Stunningly, Florida ranked first on the list of best US states to live if you are single. California came in as the second-best state for singles in the country, while Texas came in as the third.

To identify which US states were the best and worst for singles, the CEOWORLD magazine reviewed a new report released by WalletHub. They put this list together by analyzing dating economics, dating opportunities and the romance and fun you can find in each state. The personal-finance website ranked every US state from best to worst for finding that special someone. The data set ranges from the share of single adults to movie costs to nightlife options per capita.

Here are the top 10 Best States for Singles

1. Florida
2. California
3. Texas
4. New York
5. Pennsylvania
6. Illinois
7. Ohio
8. Wisconsin
9. Massachusetts
10. Michigan

Here are the top 10 Worst States for Singles

1. West Virginia (ranked 50th)
2. Arkansas
3. North Dakota
4. Wyoming
5. Kentucky
6. Mississippi
7. Alaska
8. Alabama
9. Kansas
10. New Mexico (ranked 41st)

Here’s a full list of the best (and worst) states to live if you are single:

RankUS StateScoreDating OpportunitiesDating EconomicsRomance And Fun
1Florida68.113343
2California67.11492
3Texas65.826175
4New York64.662501
5Pennsylvania63.147364
6Illinois61.864466
7Ohio61.779197
8Wisconsin61.231678
9Massachusetts61.165379
10Michigan58.91101813
11Arizona58.51111617
12Minnesota57.4224812
13Washington56.23133511
14Georgia55.99142914
15Colorado55.96251119
16North Carolina55.14212115
17Missouri54.62301216
18New Jersey54.5184023
19Virginia53.94182026
20Oregon53.44194410
21Indiana52.32311025
22Connecticut52.14154520
23Tennessee50.79332318
24Nevada50.35173333
25Utah49.937236
26Iowa49.5340521
27New Hampshire48.93322232
28Maryland48.84124734
29Louisiana48.71233930
30Hawaii48.25203245
31Vermont48.03282835
32Rhode Island47224238
33Montana46.94411324
34Maine46.61343822
35Nebraska46.5842631
36South Carolina46.29382428
37Oklahoma45.28391537
38Idaho45.1344439
39South Dakota44.9449129
40Delaware44.83273050
41New Mexico44.5294342
42Kansas44.2243940
43Alabama43.42362546
44Alaska43.34264848
45Mississippi42.81353149
46Kentucky42.63462627
47Wyoming42.02451441
48North Dakota40.2350343
49Arkansas37.87482747
50West Virginia37.06474144

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Prof. Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj
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