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Looking for love in all the wrong places? Try Michigan, if you want to find a significant other. According to a recent study, one Michigan city has the second most singles in America. That’s a lot of people single and looking to mingle.

WalletHub recently published a study that compared 182 U.S. cites in three key dimensions to find best and worst cities for singles. Those dimensions include economics; fun & recreation; and dating opportunities. Then, each dimension was evaluated on relevant metrics, such as the average price for two people to have a meal out, social clubs per capita, share of single population and more. “We evaluated those dimensions using 36 relevant metrics, which are listed below with their corresponding weights. Each metric was graded on a 100-point scale, with a score of 100 representing the most favorable conditions for singles,” WalletHub adds.

WalletHub also notes that, “Nearly 50% of the U.S. adult population is unmarried (never married, divorced or widowed), according to the latest U.S. Census Bureau estimates. The share may be higher or lower in an individual city, though, and the ratio of women to men also will differ in each. Some singles may boost their chances of meeting others through online dating, which got a boost in popularity during the COVID-19 pandemic.”

The study found that the top five best cities in which to be single are Seattle, Washington at No. 1; Madison, Wisconsin at No. 2; Denver, Colorado at No. 3; San Francisco, California at No. 2; and Portland, Oregon at No. 5. The city in America with the highest number of singles is Burlington, Vermont. Coming in at No. 2 is Detroit, Michigan. It’s crazy to think that Detroit as the second largest number of singles in America. Get to work, friends! The best city for singles in Michigan, according to the research, is Grand Rapids, coming in at the 43rd best city for finding love overall. Find the full study of the best cities to find love in America here.

Michigan Singles Find Love in These 15 Cities

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