Portfolio Center set out to find America’s best and worst cities for singles and 2021 hasn’t been a good year for Bridgeport.
About 50% of the adult population in the United States is single, divorced, or widowed, so there is no shortage of people looking for love. For this half of Americans, dating has never been so difficult when you factor in factors like COVID-19 and the economy.
But, some places are better than others when looking for your soul mate and Bridgeport, CT is on the wrong side of the argument, ranking # 111 out of 182 cities included in the Wallet Hub study.
Here are the methods and factors used to compile the list:
- They only considered the most populous cities in America
- Consideration of economics such as meal costs, movie costs, and haircuts to name a few.
- Activities and attractions reviewed in each city such as cinemas, amusement parks and zoos.
- Dating metrics weighted like available singles in each city.
In the end, Madison, Wisconsin was named America’s # 1 city for singles, which is odd and unexpected. I feel bad for Bridgeport, this poor town ranks so bad in studies like this, could this really be such a bad place to live? That’s a real question, when you’re done here leave a comment on the Facebook or I-95 Rock mobile app.
When it comes to dating, I refuse to listen to a single person complain about that time. It has never been easier to bond with strangers to find love or companionship.
Try dating someone in 1996 and having to leave home to meet someone. You are not in a dating app, so the person you are approaching may or may not be picked up. You got a phone number, they were never there, so you left a message and played phone etiquette.
When I was very young and looking for teenage love, I had to pick up the corded phone, stretch it to the end of the hall, close the door and lie on the floor to have a private conversation. .
Save your tears, I can’t listen to it. Today, you can go on an app, search an extensive list of prospects you love, never have to experience real face-to-face rejection, and you can even share your sexual preferences without shame or worry.
The only complaint I’m willing to listen to is that it’s hard to find real love because people use the internet to ‘connect’. But still, cry me a river, if this had been available when I was young and single, I would have floated through this world, covered with joy and oozing with unicorn dreams.
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