Are you single? Take heart: D.C. ranks high for love-seekers

Thirty-seven percent of D.C.'s population is millennials. (Thinkstock)

WASHINGTON — As roses arrive at office cubicles and reservations for two fill up restaurants, singles have the opportunity to take stock of their circumstances.

The unsettling reality soon strikes at the core: Singles Awareness Day, otherwise known as Valentine’s Day, has arrived.

But the future may not seem so bleak for the singles ready to mingle in D.C. Perhaps — would you believe? — they can even find a glimmer of hope this year.

As it happens, no big city in America is a better than D.C. for singles to find love, according to a review by Zillow.

“You certainly have people who are very serious and working very hard in Washington, D.C., but I think this also speaks to the fact that you are able to have a very good dating pool and outlets for dates,” says Svenja Gudell, the senior director of economic research at Zillow.

It analyzed four metrics in cities with populations greater than 250,000 to determine which would be the top spot to go looking for love.

The data, gather largely from the census, covered the percentage of the population that’s single, the percentage that’s new and single, the ratio of “date spots” to residents and disposable income.

While D.C. was the undisputed winner, it hasn’t exactly wowed with regards to putting a ring on it. Just over a quarter of residents are married.

The top cities for singles to find love:

  1. Washington, D.C.
  2. Atlanta
  3. Boston
  4. St. Louis
  5. Denver
  6. Pittsburgh
  7. Minneapolis
  8. Nashville
  9. San Francisco
  10. Raleigh

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