February 14, 2014
Looking For Love In All The Wrong Cities?

Yesterday's Wall Street Journal had an article, "The Best Places to Find Love", with some data on that subject.  The Journal used an analysis from Facebook, which last October ranked major American cities "according to the percentage of singles that went from "Single" to "In a relationship."

The ten worst cities were:
1. San Francisco
2. Washington, D. C.
3. New York
4. Los Angeles
5. Atlanta
6. Miami
7. Boston
8. San Jose, Calif.
9. Seattle
10. Philadelphia

(The best of the forty-eight cities studied was Colorado Springs.)

In general, people were more likely to find love in cities where most people have traditional values, for example cities in the South and cities with heavily Mexican-American populations.

Cross posted at Jim Miller on Politics.

(I've sent Danny Westneat an email telling him that I look forward to reading his column on how Seattle can catch up with San Francisco in this area.)

Posted by Jim Miller at February 14, 2014 08:35 AM | Email This