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It doesn’t surprise me that the cities topping most of these lists are in warm places.

Dating is easier when you aren’t sad to have to walk outside.

(Not judging the apparel, but that particular look and fandom isn’t for everyone.) Meanwhile, some of my single friends and readers in New York City have wondered whether it might be easier to find a partner in Boston. Maybe not, but as an advice columnist, I want to try.

Those New Yorkers assume that in a smaller city, people might be less transient. They believe that in a place like Boston, people are more interested in long-term commitments. Still, both groups make good points about why the grass might be greener elsewhere. When I ask around about the dating culture in both cities, I get a lot of generalizations.

My single friends in Boston tell me it would be “sooo much easier” to find love if they lived in New York City.

Although no single woman in New York will believe it, I promise it’s true.” Since singles maps don’t give us enough information to tell us whether New York, Boston, or anywhere else is the best place to find love, I turned to other sources: dating apps, survey makers, and corporations. The dating app Elite Singles, which delivers matches to its users after they answer a substantial questionnaire, sent me a press release recently announcing its list of the most “marriage-minded” locations based on information from 100,000 of its members. 1 place to find someone who wants to get married is Keller, Texas, a city of about 45,000 people not far from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.

“Suddenly [Florida’s] map was everywhere,” Soma says.

“And everyone’s very excited about how there were all of these single women in New York and single men on the West Coast, and everyone wanted to move to wherever.

The only city in’s top five that isn’t also one of the five most populous cities is Miami. In New York state, people spent .80 on average, while in Massachusetts the average was .88.

A Match spokesperson tells me by e-mail, “There are all sorts of variables when it comes down to WHY certain cities are better for potential success than others . North Dakotans, however, spent , tops in the nation, and second was Rhode Island, where first dates averaged .33, suggesting residents expect more elaborate outings than the rest of us.

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