Thursday, February 13, 2014

Find Out the 10 Best Metro Areas to Meet Your Valentine

According to Zillow, the best places to find love or a Valentine’s date may not be too far away. The nation’s top areas for singles may have the highest percentage of bachelors and bachelorettes, but financial factors are important, too. After all, you’ll want to meet someone who can afford to date.
To create Zillow’s Valentine’s Day Index, we looked at areas with a large number of singles that have a high average income after rent, as well as the density of bars and restaurants making up the metro’s social scene and (of course) housing affordability.
San Francisco, the nation’s tech capital, ranked as the No. 1 metro for singles. Why? With more than half of the population (52.4 percent) unattached, you’ll have a large pool to choose from. And despite high rents, singles in the area are making 65 percent more money than the national average. Couple that with the high number of potential date spots, and you’ve got the perfect combination of disposable income and a vibrant social life.
But you don’t have to move west to secure a date this Valentine’s Day. We ranked all metro areas with a population over 750,000 to construct the Index, and metros in every corner of the country scored pretty high. Check out the map below to see the 10 best metros for singles. Interestingly enough, Boston made the list!
Happy Valentine's Day! I hope there are chocolate covered strawberries in your future!
source: zillow.com

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