North Carolina Cities Among The Worst In The U.S. For Singles

By Sarah Tate

December 7, 2023

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Despite the countless number of dating apps and websites aiming to create lasting relationships, dating in 2023 is difficult. And unfortunately, depending on where you live, you may be faced with even more challenges when it comes to finding a partner. Such is the case for several cities in North Carolina.

WalletHub compared over 180 cities around the country to determine which are the best for singles and which are the worst. The list is full of surprises, such as Seattle claiming the No. 1 spot as the best city in America for someone looking for a partner. Six cities in North Carolina also made the list:

  • No. 70: Fayetteville
  • No. 80: Raleigh
  • No. 128: Charlotte
  • No. 158: Durham
  • No. 161: Greensboro
  • No. 173: Winston-Salem

While Fayetteville and Raleigh placed around the middle of the list, the other four North Carolina cities ranked near the bottom, making them some of the worst spots for singles. Additionally, both Durham and Greensboro have some of the lowest singles gender balance in the country.

These are the 10 best cities for singles:

  1. Seattle, Washington
  2. Las Vegas, Nevada
  3. Denver, Colorado
  4. Atlanta, Georgia
  5. Austin, Texas
  6. Reno, Nevada
  7. Tampa, Florida
  8. Madison, Wisconsin
  9. Tucson, Arizona
  10. Portland, Oregon

To determine the list, WalletHub compared 182 U.S. cities across three factors: economics, fun & recreation and dating opportunities. These factors were then evaluated using 35 relative metrics, including restaurant-meal costs, movie costs, unemployment rate, job growth rate, number of attractions, nightlife options per capita, city accessibility, walkability, safety, share of single population and online dating opportunities, among many others.

See which cities were chosen as the best and worst for singles by checking out the full report at WalletHub.

If you're looking for a great place to take a date, you may be interested in the best date-night restaurant in North Carolina. Already have a significant other? Check out our coverage of the most romantic getaway in the state as well as the locales named among the "most romantic" small towns in the country.

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