For the second year in a row, WalletHub has named Austin the sixth best place for singles. To determine the rankings, the financial website looked at 29 metrics that encompass the dating economics and opportunities for romance in the 150 largest cities in the country.
Austin is a desirable destination with its low unemployment rate (No. 1), impressive job growth rate (No. 5), and high median household income (No. 10). And we've got a lot of singles — close to 58 percent of the population is unmarried.
And how do they meet? Austin has an abundance of restaurants, cafes, nightlife options, shopping centers, and spas, ranking in the top third of the cities analyzed.
If you prefer meeting a new flame online, Austin ranks No. 12 for mobile and No. 39 for online dating opportunities. On top of that, Austin is No. 15 for most active Tinder users.
Once you nab a date, it's time to plan an outing. We suggest avoiding the standard dinner and a movie, as Austin ranks poorly for the prices of restaurant meals (No. 62) and movies (No. 86).
No matter the cost, Austin is the best bet for singles in Texas. Only Houston (No. 13), Dallas (No. 16), Lubbock (No. 41), San Antonio (No. 71), Corpus Christi (No. 81), and Arlington (No. 87) make the top 100.
The five best cities for singles are San Francisco; Orlando, Florida; Seattle; San Diego, California; and Boston.