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Worcester Ranked 68th Best City for Singles in U.S.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

 

Single and looking for a potential soulmate in Worcester?

According to a recent study completed by WalletHub, Worcester is ranked as the 68th best city in the country for singles.

“More entertainment choices and low cost of living don’t matter much, however, if the number of potential mates to meet are limited in your area. Around 45 percent of the U.S. adult population is unmarried (never married, divorced or widowed), according to the latest U.S. Census Bureau estimates. But the share may be higher or lower in every city, and the ratio of women to men also will differ in each,” said WalletHub.

Worcester’s Rankings

  • 144th - Economics
  • 85th - Fun and Recreation
  • 31st - Dating Opportunities
  • 180th - Highest Beauty Salon Costs

 

The Rankings

Worcester is ranked behind Providence, Rhode Island and Mesa, Arizona, who rank 66th and 67th respectively.

Worcester is ranked ahead of Charlotte, North Carolina and Cleveland, Ohio, who rank 69th and 70th respectively.

Brownsville, Texas is ranked as the worst city for singles. Atlanta, Georgia is ranked as the best city for singles.

See the Full Rankings in the Map Below

Source: WalletHub

The Method

In order to determine the best cities for singles, WalletHub compared 182 cities — including the 150 most populated U.S. cities, plus at least two of the most populated cities in each state — across three key dimensions: 1) Economics, 2) Fun & Recreation and 3) Dating Opportunities.

WalletHub evaluated those dimensions using 34 relevant metrics. Each metric was graded on a 100-point scale, with a score of 100 representing the most favorable conditions for singles.

Finally, they determined each city’s weighted average across all metrics to calculate its overall score and used the resulting scores to rank-order our sample.

Economics – Total Points: 25

  • Restaurant-Meal Costs: Full Weight (~1.56 Points)
  • Average Beer & Wine Price: Full Weight (~1.56 Points)
  • Average Cocktail Price: Full Weight (~1.56 Points)
  • Average Price for Two-Person Meal: Full Weight (~1.56 Points)
  • Movie Costs: Full Weight (~1.56 Points)
  • Average Price for Two Tickets to the Theater: Full Weight (~1.56 Points)
  • Taxi-Fare Cost: Full Weight (~1.56 Points)
  • Beauty-Salon Costs: Full Weight (~1.56 Points)
  • Haircut Costs: Full Weight (~1.56 Points)
  • Average Price per Party Ticket: Full Weight (~1.56 Points)
  • Average Monthly Fitness-Club Fee: Full Weight (~1.56 Points)
  • Median Annual Household Income: Full Weight (~1.56 Points)
  • Housing Affordability: Full Weight (~1.56 Points)
  • Job Growth Rate: Full Weight (~1.56 Points)
  • Unemployment Rate: Full Weight (~1.56 Points)
  • Overall Well-Being Index: Full Weight (~1.56 Points)

 

Fun & Recreation – Total Points: 25

  • Number of Attractions: Full Weight (~1.92 Points)
  • Restaurants per Capita*: Full Weight (~1.92 Points)
  • Coffee & Tea Shops per Capita*: Full Weight (~1.92 Points)
  • Parks per Capita*: Full Weight (~1.92 Points)
  • Nightlife Options per Capita*: Full Weight (~1.92 Points)
  • Shopping Centers per Capita*: Full Weight (~1.92 Points)
  • Wellness Centers & Spas per Capita*: Full Weight (~1.92 Points)
  • Fitness Centers per Capita*: Full Weight (~1.92 Points)
  • Social Clubs per Capita*: Full Weight (~1.92 Points)
  • City Accessibility: Full Weight (~1.92 Points)
  • Walkability: Full Weight (~1.92 Points)
  • Weather: Full Weight (~1.92 Points)
  • Safety: Full Weight (~1.92 Points)

 

Dating Opportunities – Total Points: 50

  • Share of Single Population: Double Weight (~12.50 Points)
  • Singles Gender Balance: Double Weight (~12.50 Points)
  • Online Dating Opportunities: Full Weight (~6.25 Points)
  • Mobile Dating Opportunities: Full Weight (~6.25 Points)
  • “Most Active Tinder Users” Ranking: Double Weight (~12.50 Points)
 

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