By Caitlin Dewey
Landing on our list of worst cities for singles doesn’t necessarily make a city a bad place to live. Far from it. Many of these cities are great for couples, families or retirees, and many offer enviable amenities, from warm weather to low living costs.
What these cities don’t offer are deep pools of financially attractive singles. Like it or not, when it comes to dating, money matters — at least to a degree. So while love might ultimately conquer all, a steady paycheck conquers the here and now — the tab for dinner and the like.
To assemble our list of worst cities for singles, we started by screening for places where the percentage of unmarried households falls well below the national average of 49.4 percent. That indicates a lower share of single people in the overall population.
Then, we factored in income and cost…