Being single can be a blessing and a curse — and a lot of it depends on where you live. In a new survey by WalletHub, the personal financial planning website, analysts compared 182 U.S. cities for "dating friendliness" across 32 key indicators to find out what are the best cities for singles. Although it may be true that "wherever you go, there you are," let's face it, living in a place where other singles and fun activities abound versus living around homebody married types can make a real difference in your quality of life.
Although some folks might bemoan the lonely nights and mind numbingly frustrating dating scene, others celebrate the benefits of being happily unattached with all the pleasures it can bring. Being single means you get non-stop me time that those in LTRs have to fight like hell to squeeze in when they come home to a partner. It also means having endless space for friends and family and hobbies that relationships can easily interfere with — or at least make difficult to engage in to the same extent. In short, singlehood can be a blast, and it's all about what you make it.
Here are five cities that are awesome for singles — and why.