Valentine’s Day may have come and gone for the year, but if you’re single, you’re probably still looking for love. However, according to the housing website ApartmentList.com, you might want to avoid one of these three Connecticut cities if you’re in dating mode.
Bridgeport and New Haven are the second and third worst metropolitan areas, respectively, for dating in 2018, while Syracuse, NY is the worst, says Best Metros for Dating 2018. Connecticut doesn’t stop at numbers two and three, Hartford is the fifth worst city for dating. Rounding out the worst five was Albuquerque, NM at number four.
“The Connecticut metros of Bridgeport, New Haven and Hartford earn [three] of the bottom 10 spots for dating,” wrote author Sydney Bennet. “While the Northeast has the highest concentration of the worst metros for dating, metros in the South (Memphis, Tenn., Port St. Lucie, Fla.), the West (Oxnard, Calif., Albuquerque, N.M., Sacramento, Calif.) and the Midwest (Dayton, Ohio) also make the list.”
To come up with its ranking, Apartment List asked readers, “How would you rate your current city or neighborhood for opportunities to date and make friends?” More than 10,000 people responded with possible answers being: Very Satisfied, Somewhat Satisfied, Neutral, Somewhat Unsatisfied, Very Unsatisfied. The survey was conducted between Feb. 14, 2017, and Jan. 17, 2018, and married responders or those in long-term committed relationships were excluded. (the full methodology can be viewed here; scroll down to the bottom)
As for the best metropolitan areas for dating, Madison, Wisconsin topped the list, followed by Charleston, SC; Denver, CO; Austin, TX; and Raleigh, NC.
“Overall, metros with plenty of young, educated workers and newer tech hubs, earn high marks for dating,” the report states.
To read the entire report, Best Metros for Dating 2018, click here.
Image via Shutterstock