A large population of young singles doesn’t necessarily make a city a good place to find a significant other, according to a new analysis that ranked D.C. the second-worst city in the country to find love.
The heartwarming Valentine’s study, which was published by the Wall Street Journal with help from Facebook data, examined which 50 cities with the most Facebook users had the highest percentage of people over a one-month period change their relationship status from “Single” to “In A Relationship.”
“Overall, Facebook found that big, cosmopolitan cities with highly educated populations—places like New York City, Washington, D.C., and Miami—tend to have the highest percentages of single people,” the Journal wrote. “Those cities also tended to have the lowest couples rates.”
Based on these stats—which are far from scientific considering that a large swath of people probably don’t bother updating their relationship statuses, or don’t post a relationship status for professional reasons—people are least likely to find love in San Francisco, followed by D.C. and New York.
For better odds at finding that special someone, move to Colorado Springs, Colo., El Paso, Texas, and Louisville, Ky.
Until then, have fun fishing through D.C.’s sea of apparently undatable fish.
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