Those looking for love in Laredo might be out of luck, according to a newly-released report from WalletHub ranking the Gateway City the fifth worst city in the U.S. for singles.
The annual report is produced by the website yearly to help “America’s singles find love.”
The survey compared more than 180 U.S. cities based on 32 different metrics. Metrics including the share of the population that is single to the number of online dating opportunities to the average price for a two-person meal. Data from the metrics was analyzed and then complied into three different ranks: “economics”, “fun and recreation” and “dating opportunities.”
According to the report, the best ranking cities had plenty of entertainment options, a low cost of living and a high number of large pool of unmarried singles.
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Laredo performed well on the economic indicator, ranking 36th of the 182 cities surveyed in the report. However, its “fun & recreation” rank (170) and “dating opportunities” rank (176) were quite lacking in comparison.
Despite the low ranking, Laredo is not the only city in Texas city that had an unfavorable ranking.
Brownsville, Texas was ranked the second worst city in the nation, also leading all other Texas cities. Glendale, California was ranked the worst city in the U.S.
On the other side of the spectrum, Madison, Wisconsin was ranked the best U.S. city for singles. Houston was the highest ranked Texas city to make the report, coming in at 44th.