Are you single, ready to mingle, and you live in El Paso?
Well, your chances of meeting that special someone is very low (sorry to be the one to break your heart right before Valentine’s Day.) That’s because our city has been ranked 132 out of 150 best (and worst) cities for singles. According to Wallet Hub, about 109 million, or 45 percent, of the U.S. adult population are single. In El Paso, 46% of the population is considered single, says TownCharts.
So with so many single people, why is our city ranked so low? Wallet Hub says it comes down to three key methods. It’s all about the type of romantic opportunities that are available to singles, such as how many cafes are in a neighborhood, or the number of parks and of course, the nightlife. El Paso scored 83 out of 150 in that category.
Other methods used to come up with the ranking included “dating economics,” that considered the number of gyms, beauty salons and pretty much anything that involves self-improvement and livelihood. El Paso scored better there, with a 29 score out of 150.
The final method includes dating opportunities, where factors include cities with most active Tinder users, mobile and online dating opportunities, and the balance between single males and females. El Paso scored bad, coming in as the sixth worst city. The company recognized El Paso for having many low-restaurant meal costs, however, that’s probably not a good thing.
“The dating scene in each city is unique,” says Wallet Hub. “Some offer plenty of options for singles, whereas others are friendlier toward other lifestyles. In every situation, cost and budget will play a key role in finding your soul mate.”