Single? Austin’s one of the best cities for it, survey shows

Diedra and Ryan Smith enjoy the brisk morning weather with a run along the Boardwalk on Lady Bird Lake with their daughter Stella, 2, in tow as the city skyline provides a dramatic backdrop. RALPH BARRERA/ AMERICAN-STATESMAN

Diedra and Ryan Smith enjoy the brisk morning weather with a run along the Boardwalk on Lady Bird Lake with their daughter Stella, 2, in tow as the city skyline provides a dramatic backdrop.
RALPH BARRERA/ AMERICAN-STATESMAN

According to a new WalletHub survey, if you’re living in Austin you’re in one of the best cities to be love-less. One of the six best cities to be exact.

The personal finance website recently ranked the U.S.’s 150 most-populous cities in order of how “friendly they are toward a single-but-looking status,” and the 512 came in a strong No. 6. The site used three groups of criteria in ranking the cities: “dating economics,” “romance and fun” and “dating opportunities.” While Austin ranked only fairly well in the first two (No. 30 and No. 43 respectively), the city is reportedly the fifth best city for dating opportunities.

What does that mean exactly? WalletHub rated the city’s dating opportunities by weighing factors like how active Austinites are on Tinder (very), the size of the single population and the singles gender balance. While you’d think a city with as many bars as Austin would rank a little higher on the “fun” list, it seems the city can only do so much for your relationship status.

Remember to be yourself out there. Or move to San Francisco (No. 1).

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