Which State is Better for Singles: Minnesota or Wisconsin?
With Valentine's Day approaching I think it's appropriate to talk about which states in the US are the best and the worst for singles! Are any of our Midwest states in the top 10? In fact, yes! Just one though. Our neighboring state Wisconsin ranked in the top 10 with Minnesota just barely missing out.
WalletHub did this study and looked at the following criteria to determine the rankings:
Share of Single Adults
Gender Balance of Singles
Median Annual Household Income
Restaurants per Capita
Movie Theaters per Capita
Based on the data they collected from each state Wisconsin ended up coming in as the 4th best state in the entire country for single people! That's pretty good! And Minnesota just barely missed out on the top 10, coming in at number 14.
Our other neighboring states didn't do as hot. Iowa ranked 20, South Dakota was 34, and North Dakota was 48.
Here are the top 10 best states for single people in the US:
5. New York
So if you're single, ready to mingle, and looking to move, maybe these states should be on your list!
And now for the 10 worst states for singles. Single friends, you may not want to move here:
48. North Dakota
49. West Virginia
50. New Mexico
If you're not single, however, and are looking for the perfect restaurant to take your partner to for Valentine's Day (or if you're single and you want to treat yourself!) check out the best restaurants in Rochester for Valentine's Day according to Yelp.