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The San Diego single scene doesn't offer much, study says

Posted: 12:05 PM, Sep 19, 2019
Updated: 2019-09-19 15:05:32-04
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SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — If you're single in San Diego, chances are you're not impressed by the dating field locally.

At least according to Apartment List, which ranked 130 cities on their ability to provide singles with the best atmosphere. San Diego is, well, lukewarm according to the study.

The city ranked 73 overall, right in the middle of the park and posting an overall score of 48 out of 100 possible points.

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The study ranked cities on their dating satisfaction, social satisfaction, dating affordability, and percentage of reported singles, using data from Apartment List’s Annual Renter Satisfaction Survey and Census Bureau American Community Survey 2017.

When it broke down that way, only about 22% of respondents were satisfied with the dating in San Diego. How women and men feel about dating locally may give us an idea about why the city ranked where it did. About 17% of women and 35% of men were satisfied with dating here.

Far more San Diegans, about 58%, were satisfied with their social lives in town. And looking at census data, the city posted a measly 22 out of 100 for percentage of singles.

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According to Apartment List, San Diego's lacking singles population and low satisfaction rate with dating here don't make it an inviting city for singles. The price of dating in California is also abysmal.

But social lives are thriving.

Atlanta ranked as the best city for singles, followed by Madison, Wisc.; Washington, D.C.; Bloomington, Ind.; and New Orleans, La.

Heading up the bottom of the list was a handful of California cities: San Bernardino, Calif.; Bakersfield, Calif.; Anaheim, Calif.; Fayetteville, N.C.; and lastly Stockton, Calif.