America’s best city for singles has been revealed – with Buffalo, New York beating the nation’s largest metropolitan areas to take the number one spot.
The bachelorette paradise won a brilliant review in new research from the Flourishing center of psychologywhich showed that it has the most single women per capita in the country.
It also has the ninth most single men and third most single people overall per capita, according to the data, which also showed that three quarters of singles struggle to find a match without using a dating app to use.
Buffalo’s position as the top place for the relationship averse was cemented in a 2022 study by Lending treewho scientifically calculated which big city is the most single-friendly.
The western New York city beat out Cleveland, Ohio for the top spot, thanks to its low rents, short commutes, and large number of people living alone.
Buffalo, New York has emerged victorious in the list of best places in America to be single
Low rents and a thriving bar scene are the most attractive features for America’s single population
Buffalo residents said the single scene is so good ‘it doesn’t take much effort’
Among U.S. cities that are “most friendly to single people,” Buffalo’s 55.4 percent of unmarried residents helped it come out on top.
The affordability of the subway is one of its most attractive features, with data from Rental cafe finding the cost of living is 39 percent below the New York state average and five percent below the nations as a whole.
Not having to split the rent allows Buffalo singles to live alone, an inviting factor that helped beat Louisville, Kentucky, and Detroit, Michigan.
Also in the top 10 most single-friendly U.S. cities, according to data, are St. Louis, New Orleans, Milwaukee, and Pittsburgh.
But the unlucky in love of California might find their hometown on the opposite list, with San Jose and San Francisco taking home the best of the worst areas to be alone.
Six of the 10 worst cities to be single are all in California. Compared to Buffalo, the single community experiences more commutes and more expensive dates, while the potential pool is also a lot smaller.
Seattle, New York and Dallas join them on the list of least friendly singles spots, with other California cities LA, San Diego, Sacramento and Riverside also making the top 10.
The rankings were calculated using seven variables to determine which of America’s top 50 metros are the best for being single.
The median income of a single person, monthly housing costs for mortgaged homes, rents, how many residents live alone and a city’s single population were all used to compile the list.
Average round trip commutes and owner-occupied non-family households were also used to create the ranks.
Talking to the New York Post about what makes Buffalo so attractive to singles, residents said their affordable rents and vibrant nightlife prevailed.
“You have this lifestyle here, a very easy lifestyle,” said professional matchmaker Therese Forton, 60.
‘Whether you like art and theater or our sports teams, it’s all affordable.’
Resident Trevor Kearns, 29, said Buffalo’s high number of single women and thriving bar scene make it a bachelorette’s dream.
“When it comes to casual dating, not much effort needs to be made,” he said.
“There’s not a lot of pressure to settle down,” bartender Thomas Crane added. “There are a lot of young single people who just focus on themselves.”
“You don’t need anyone to share your rent with you,” says Steve Carr, a 32-year-old who currently pays $825 for a two-bedroom apartment.
“I’ve lived alone for seven years now and I can’t imagine even living with a partner.”
Investigation of the Flourishing center of psychology also produced some dazzling statistics on America’s single population.
Many people believe it has never been more difficult until now, with 56 per cent feeling it has been easier in years past – even though 69 per cent said they were happy with being single.
A thriving nightlife is one of the most desirable aspects of a city for single Americans
And as rampant inflation continues to plague the US economy, more than one in three said they’ve gone on fewer dates to save a few bucks.
For those who can get a date, 49 percent agree it’s socially acceptable to do a background check on them before they meet.
Nearly one in five admitted to conducting background checks on their potential matches, and 14 percent admitted to their dates that they first looked them up online.
In the competitive jungle of online dating, 35 percent of people said they don’t feel safe using an app to find someone — including 49 percent of women.
One in seven who use the apps admitted they don’t like them, but 75 percent also said they find it difficult to find a date without searching online.
Three in four people also said they find Valentine’s Day overrated, with 24 percent of single women routinely planning their own “Galentine’s Day” between friends.
Spokane, Washington holds the unenviable title of most divorces per capita in the US, followed by Jacksonville, Florida and Reno, Nevada.