Is This Really The Best City in Iowa for Single People?
If you're in your 20s or 30s and you happen to be single, this can be one of the more frustrating times of the year for you. As you visit friends and family, you're hoping you don't get asked if you're dating anyone for the 10th time that day.
For whatever reason you may find yourself single, whether it's dating is expensive, you're focusing on your career, or you just haven't found the right person, did you know there is a city in Iowa that is in the top 50 for best cities for single people in the United States?
Before you start thinking about Des Moines being the best city for single people in Iowa, I would like to inform you, they are the second-best city, according to Wallet Hub. It turns out there's an eastern Iowa city that has been rated higher for singles.
Wallet Hub compared 180 cities in the United States and used 36 different factors for dating-friendliness and those 36 factors were broken down into 3 sections. Economics, Fun & Recreation, and Dating Opportunities.
According to Wallet Hub, Cedar Rapids is the best city in Iowa for single people. Take that Des Moines... When it comes to economics, Wallet Hub ranked Cedar Rapids as the 23rd-best city, and the 41st-best when it came down to dating opportunities. Where Cedar Rapids finds a huge drop-off is in the fun and recreation category. Cedar Rapids ranked 143rd.
Here are the top 10 best cities for singles, according to Wallet Hub.
After getting engaged last year I couldn't have been happier for the holidays to arrive. I finally wouldn't have to answer the question "when are you getting married?" It used to drive me nuts. Once I was past that part of my life it was always nice to not feel the pressure of answering that question anymore. Don't get me started on people asking me if and when I'm having kids...
If you're single and looking to mingle this holiday season, it turns out Cedar Rapids might be your best bet to go on a few dates.