MS is 4th worst state for singles, according to study

MS is 4th worst state for singles, according to study
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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

Wallet Hub also released a report of the Best & Worst U.S. cities for singles for 2017. The city of Jackson was the worst city for singles.