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Monday, November 12, 2018

Study confirms what we already know – Detroit is one of the worst cities for singles

Posted By on Mon, Nov 12, 2018 at 1:23 PM

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You may have a tougher time finding a new bae to keep you warm this cuffing season as our fears have finally been realized – Detroit is a pretty terrible place to be single.

Though this is a sentiment that many of us have felt for years, at least now we can bemoan that our banishment to singledom is backed by data, according to a new study by WalletHub.



The study, which ranks 182 major cities across the nation, puts Detroit at number 140 – the lowest rank for any major metropolitan city. The study weighs against different factors across the categories of economics, fun and recreation, and dating opportunities. These categories are then broken down further into several weighted subcategories such as the average cost of a restaurant meal, nightlife options per capita, and gender balance. Unfortunately for Detroiters, we score low in a myriad of categories.

Detroit ranked number one in the nation as both the city with the highest percentage of single people and the city with the least online dating opportunities.

However, there is one ray of light in this study. Detroit ranked third for having a low average cost for beer and wine. So if you're going to swipe furiously on Bumble to no avail, at least you'll be able to afford to drink away your sorrows.

Click here to browse the detailed ranking.

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