Having trouble online dating is totally normal, but new data shows that where you live can have a big impact on your potential success. StartApp, an insight-driven mobile technology company, has a lot of data at its fingertips to analyze when it comes to online dating. In their new Global Dating Data Study, they looked at over 114 million dating app users — so we're talking a huge number of people. Then they took the data to find out the best place to be a dater. By looking at male to female ratios (which is definitely heteronormative, but useful for some), city usage, state usage, and other aspects of online dating, they found the best places to be a dater.
“We thought the state-by-state comparison of dating app density was interesting with eye-opening gaps states like Alaska where there is a three-to-one ratio of men to women," StartApp's Dana Endundo Ferreira tells Bustle. "But what was most interesting when we dug into the city-by-city level were results like San Francisco which has the highest proportion (42 percent) of all dating app users who also use travel apps (the average across America for dating app users is 11 percent). The city also takes the lead in dating app users who stay current on events with an impressive 39 percent of dating app users also having news apps — over three times higher than the average American dating app user." So by looking through the data you can find not only the best place to be a dater generally, but maybe even the best place to met someone with interests like you.