- Dave Thomas American-Statesman staff
All your exes might live in Texas, but if you’re looking for the next one here, he or she might be hard to find, according to a recent study by Wallethub.
On the other hand, if you left your heart in San Francisco, you might want to go back. And perhaps the devil went down to Georgia looking for more than lost souls and fiddle contests.
Don’t get us wrong, Austin is still the best in Texas on the credit and financial advice website’s “2017’s Best & Worst Cities for Singles,” but No. 26 overall — and a far piece behind No.1 San Francisco and No. 2 Atlanta.
Cities were ranked on results in 3 categories: “Economics” and “Dating Opportunities,” where Austin did poorly, and “Fun & Recreation,” where Austin did well.
Despite faring poorly in economics, major metropolitan areas dominated the top of the list. Los Angeles, Denver and San Diego round out the top 5.
But further down, it gets a little weird. Columbus, Ohio, (it must be the soccer team) and Fargo, ND, rank ahead of Austin at 22 and 23, respectively. And Lincoln, Nebraska, at No. 32, ranks just ahead of the next Texas city on the list, Houston. Dallas is at No. 52, just behind West Valley City, Utah.
Toward the bottom of the list, Amarillo (No. 160) is comparable to Juneau, Alaska (No. 161) and poor Brownsville is second-to-last at No. 181, just ahead of South Burlington, Vermont. In a secondary listing, Brownsville is noted for “Fewest Online-Dating Opportunities.”