MISSISSIPPI (WDAM) - The state of Mississippi is the fourth worst state for single people, according to WalletHub.
With over 45 percent of all U.S. adults being single, the personal-finance website released a report on the best and worst states for singles for the year of 2018.
WalletHub compared the 50 states across 27 key indicators of dating-friendliness. The data set ranges from share of single adults to movie costs to nightlife options per capita.
Mississippi is the second worst state in mobile online-dating opportunities, and the worst state in fewest online-dating opportunities, the study says.
The report says that in states with a low cost of living, a person's income might stretch a lot further, meaning dates are a lot more frequent and cheaper. If a person is more financially stable, they might appreciate a state with more attractions to find new experiences for both them and their significant other.
Below is a chart of where Mississippi ranked among gender balance of singles, household income, crime rate and other statistics:
- 32nd – Gender Balance of Singles
- 50th – Online-Dating Opportunities
- 49th – Mobile-Dating Opportunities
- 39th – Median Annual Household Income (Adjusted for Cost of Living)
- 40th – Restaurants per Capita
- 48th – Movie Theaters per Capita
- 24th – Crime Rate