Realtors seeking new clients in 2016, listen up.
Wondering if Los Angeles the best place to live if you are single? How about Dallas? Maybe Phoenix? What’s the worst place for singles? New York? Detroit? You might be surprised by the answer, thanks to a new survey.
And if you are thinking of targeting singles for the New Year, this survey could be helpful.
The personal finance website WalletHub conducted an in-depth analysis of 2015’s Best and Worst Cities for Singles.
The results: Some singles are closer to a happily-ever-after than they think, but it depends on where they live. To identify the cities in which singles have the highest chance of finding a significant other, WalletHub’s analysts compared the 150 most populated U.S. cities across 25 key metrics. The data set ranges from the percentage of singles to the number of online-dating opportunities to the number of attractions in each city:
- The average restaurant meal cost is highest in New York, three times as expensive than in Aurora, Colo., the lowest.
- The average price for a bottle of wine is highest in Atlanta, four times as expensive than in Indianapolis, the lowest.
- The average price for a movie is highest in Oxnard, Calif., two times as expensive than in Corpus Christi, Texas, the lowest.
- The percentage of single people is highest in Detroit, twice as many as in Fremont, Calif., the lowest.
- The number of nightlife attractions per capita is highest in Las Vegas, 22 times more than in Hialeah, Fla., the lowest.
- The number of cafés per capita is highest in Seattle, 40 times more than in Laredo, Texas, the lowest.
- The number of online dating opportunities is highest in Gilbert, Ariz., two times more than in Detroit, the lowest.
While many singles often choose to live in apartments and/or with roommates, there are some who do seek their own humble abode. As a Realtor, it never hurts to see where your options might be for trying to round up new clients.