If you're feeling lonely this Valentine's Day, you are definitely not alone. Unfortunately it can be an incredibly divisive holiday — people love it or hate it, it makes them feel happy and in love or makes the feel bad about not being in a relationship — which isn't cool. But at least, if you're feeling low, it's helpful to know that so many people feel this way. In fact, Whisper— that addicting app where people share their secrets and thoughts anonymously— looked at what people were posting, to decide where the most romantic areas and the loneliest areas were in the lead up to Valentine's Day. In fact, they looked at over two million posts— so not too shabby at all, on the sample front.
From the information they gathered, they were able to make a list of the most romantic states and the loneliest ones. And at first I was like, what constitutes loneliness? But then I saw they were looking for posts with phrases like "being single", "hating V-Day", "needing a BF/GF" and "wanting a husband/wife"— which are pretty damn clear. People who are not in a relationship and not happy at all about it. So where is this happening? This is what the data found: