Finding love can be tough — if you look for it in all the wrong places.
Some cities might encourage dating by offering plentiful nightlife options and daytime attractions.
If you’re an outdoorsy person, your chances of meeting other outdoorsy people are greater in cities well-recognized for their outdoor-orientation (e.g., Boulder; Portland, Oregon), which might attract similar, like-minded people.
If you do have to move for work, try to find a location in the area that does this while maintaining a reasonable commute (an hour each way doesn’t allow much time for hobbies). In addition, this has the added advantage of putting you in proximity of potential romantic partners with similar interests and values, should you decide to find a partner.
This will ensure your partner can naturally become a part of your social network and, if the relationship lasts, puts you on the same page in terms of where to live when moving in the future.
Odds of meeting a match are greater in areas more highly populated by single people.
With the rise of dating apps and therefore dates, what financial advice do you have targeted to singles on a budget?
I think they would be an economic gain as they may have more disposable income, since they are not in a family situation.
Should local authorities work to make cities more attractive to singles? Attracting singles could potentially revitalize/stimulate a city's economy.I think singles would be quite interested in dining establishments, and places where they could go to meet potential partners (so, a thriving night life, but not a nightlife that primarily caters to short-term mating).I've listed things that are psychological and behavioral, but they are also social and economic.The dating apps are largely for people who are looking for short-term hookups.Some people do find long-term mates via dating apps, but there are lots of people on those sites who are primarily interested in short-term sexual liaisons.Walks on the beach (or in the park) make for a great first date and provide opportunities for unscripted interactions and conversations.