Austin falls in love more than any other U.S. city, Match data finds

 

Christine Choi kisses her fiancee Kyle Ruiz at the Austin City Limits Music Festival in Zilker Park on Friday Oct. 3, 2014. JAY JANNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

Christine Choi kisses her fiancee Kyle Ruiz at the Austin City Limits Music Festival in Zilker Park on Friday Oct. 3, 2014. JAY JANNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

Sure, Austin’s already been coined the “Live Music Capital of the World.” But what about “City of Love?”

According to data released in 2015 from dating company Match, Austinites fall in love more than people from any other city in the U.S. We’re said to have fallen in love an average of 5.2 times, with Philadelphia coming in second at 4.39 times.

Match, which owns sites like Tinder and OkCupid, pulled the data from its fifth annual Singles in America survey in 2014, polling more than 5,000 people across the country. The result was a comprehensive list detailing dating trends in single Americans, from where they meet to their political views. The data also found that 67 percent of singles in San Antonio believe in love at first sight, making them the number one believers.

The dating company just released their sixth annual study, which named Austin as the most expensive place to have a date, with an average outing costing $81.42.

Other findings from the most recent study you might find interesting:

  • 33 percent of singles met their last first date through online dating.
  • You’re 107 percent less likely to get a second date if you skip dinner or drinks.
  • 40 percent of singles surveyed were Democrats and 19 percent were Republicans.
  • 50 percent of men are cool with dating their friend’s ex but only 25 percent of women agree.

And those stats are just the tip of the iceberg. Though most of the data is what you might expect, there were some surprising bits of information everyone might have fun checking out. Personally, my favorite section of the survey is probably where singles said Joe Biden and Marco Rubio beat out all other politicians for Most Kissable and Most Dateable.

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