Logan, UT, and Provo, UT, both have fewer than 20% singles, the lowest in the country.
Online dating brings singles together who may never otherwise meet.It's a big world and the Senior People community wants to help you connect with singles in your area.Detroit, with 43% singles, is second only to San Francisco. Most southern cities are not flush with single people.Those cities in southern states that have more singles are homes to colleges, where students might choose to remain after graduation, or are known for their nightlife.Sperling's firm looked at similar Census data, but restricted its analysis to single, widowed, and divorced women age 25-64.
Without this cap on the age range, places with higher concentrations of elderly people would show a misleading number of single women.
Sperling's conclusion is significantly different than the New York Times.
In the 379 metro areas nationwide, 34% of women 25-64 are single.
New Orleans, Austin, and a handful of Florida cities all have more singles than the national average.
"There has to be a lot going on for singles," said David Evans in a phone interview with Best Places.
Evans is an online dating researcher based in Boston, a city that is 39% single.