Single people get all kinds of dating advice, whether or not they’re actually looking to change their relationship status — from marketing yourself like a shampoo to who should pick up the check on a first date. Census Bureau data to determine the answers to these questions, singles seeking dates of their same gender are included but not evaluated separately. Right can take a quiz to find, based on the criteria important to them, which city would be best for their dating life.For those hoping to increase their probability for finding their forever mate, the key may be location, location, location. The Census does not ask about sexual orientation.) These are just two scenarios for lovelorn singles. (Take the quiz here.) Don’t miss: Rich women like rich men, and rich men like slender women Whether or not you actually want to move after taking the quiz is another story.
“Factors that could influence these decisions include the number of singles in a similar demographic group, the availability of nightlife and community activities, and whether the city’s layout lends itself to general sociability and chance encounters.” Meanwhile, New York City, known for its ultra-competitive dating market, ranked 10th, with just 49.5 percent of its residents content.We’re noticing that rural areas pose a greater opportunity for singles to meet a potential mate.”Hey, if that’s true, all you single people better move out to America's singles-packed hotbeds, or just embrace a life of solitude and hope for the best.Finding love is part willingness and part geography: You can only be so determined to have a happily ever after; your zip code has to meet you halfway.In every situation, cost and budget will play a key role in finding your soul mate.We therefore turned to a panel of experts for advice on money, examining the characteristics of a prospective city to call home and drawing singles to those areas.You’d think that big cities like New York and Miami would be full of singles looking to mingle, right? According to a new survey by Badoo, the best and worst cities for dating aren’t what you’d expect. The survey claims that the best city for singles in the United States is Norfolk, Virginia, because it has the highest concentration of singles in the nation.(But then again, you have to be OK with living in Norfolk.) It's followed by Chandler, Arizona; Colorado Springs, Colorado; Glendale, Arizona; and Akron, Ohio.Surprisingly, the survey claims that the worst place to be single is bustling New York City, due to the lack of other singles and, we can only assume, the high cost of rents and pricey cocktails necessary to fuel all those dead-end Tinder dates.Other cities that supposedly suck for singles are Miami, Houston, San Francisco, and Laredo, Texas, because, again, there aren’t as many singles around as you might think. They’ve also developed a neat Flash feature based on our study. To learn more about AXE products, check out their website at