Even people who are chronically single can feel a little lonely on Valentine’s Day. But fear not, Texas; a study from the personal finance website WalletHub named Texas a top-5 city for singles looking to meet their match.
It’s true — the Lone Star State offers some of the nation’s best opportunities for singles aiming to end the solo streak. With one of the nation’s highest per-capita rates of restaurants and movie theaters, romantic date nights are just around the corner.
But don’t worry if you can’t afford a fancy date night at a chic restaurant. WalletHub suggests that dates can be anything from chatting in a car to visiting a mountain top.
Several relationship experts with WalletHub even recommend taking the cheap route when dating. Cooking a meal together, hiking in a public park or visiting an art gallery are great ways to bond with significant others on the cheap. Consider these options if you score a signifiant other before Valentine’s Day.
Overall, Texas landed in the No. 4 spot among U.S. states for dating. The data considered in the ranking included total share of single adults to movie costs to nightlife options.
The 10 best states for singles are:
Deborah S. Carr, a professor of Sociology at Boston University, told WalletHub affordable housing is one of the most important factors for single professionals to consider. As people enter relationships, and as those relationships become more serious, factors like location and cost come into play. Singles looking to find that special someone should consider living in affordable, quality area while still working to save money.
This comes as good news for Dallasites, as Realtor.com named named North Texas a top housing market for 2018.
If you find the partner of your dreams, and you can’t wait to take them out on Valentine’s Day, consider these romantic dinner options in Dallas and Austin.
>>> View the full study and methodology on WalletHub.
Image: Karina Sosa, 15, of Asuncion Paraguay, poses for a photograph at "Window to the Heart," a Valentine’s Day themed art installation in Times Square, Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)