Los Angeles tops a new list of the best United States cities for singletons ahead of Valentine’s Day, but not for the reasons you may think.
While other lists may focus on the number of singletons, and potential mates, available in a city, Wanderu’s list celebrates the single status and represents cities that provide the best and most affordable activities for singletons to enjoy on V-Day, without a romantic partner.
“Our criteria had nothing to do with a place’s potential for meeting a future partner or setting you up for some hokey Hollywood meet cute,” reads the report. “Rather, this list represents the top 25 cities across the country for you to treat [yourself] this February the 14th.”
Wanderu is a bus and train booking app.
The ranking is based on aggregate data that includes the number of high-quality massage parlors, cities with the most takeout options, cupcake shops, adult stores, and the most singletons; not necessarily for finding a partner, but for celebrating the single life with like-minded, freedom loving folks, says Wanderu.
In the last category, Detroit tops the list, with an estimated three-quarters of the adult population single.
Here are the top 10 United States cities for singletons this Valentine’s Day:
1. Los Angeles
2. New York
5. San Francisco
7. San Diego
10. Washington DC