If you’ve ever found yourself wondering why being single is so tough, try asking why is it even harder being single in Shreveport-Bossier City. According to a recent WalletHub.com study, being single in Shreveport sucks. In fact, it’s the 6th worst city for dating in America. Here’s what they found.
Before we get into what metrics the WalletHub.com experts used in their findings, let’s find out where cities in our region ended up for 2022. Out of 182 cities across the country, New Orleans, LA is the best in our region for singles ranking 81st followed by Dallas, TX at 87th, followed by Baton Rouge, LA at 129th, Little Rock at 169th, and finally Shreveport at 177th, down five spots from 2021. Yikes!
Did you know that nearly 50% of adults in the U.S. are single? With that in mind, you would think that it would be easier to find love, right? So what did they base these findings on? WalletHub.com looked at everything from the percentage of the population that was single in each city, to online dating opportunities, and the average price for a meal for two. Other key metrics were the balance of single men vs. women, the average cost of beer/wine, the cost of going out to see a movie, the median price for renting a single-bedroom apartment, and the average cost of going to a beauty salon.
According to Wallethub.com, Shreveport ranks 42nd in the country for 2022 when it comes to economics, 177th when it comes to fun and recreation, and 179th for dating opportunities.
While I can’t speak to all of the above, I am single. I personally think that rents are high in our area and that that’s due to being the home of Barksdale Air Force Base. However, I’ve been a homeowner since 2006, so it’s been a while since I’ve signed a lease. I have used online dating services locally and as many will tell you, no matter which app you’re on, you’ll see the same faces over and over. On the flip side, we have some great restaurants and watering holes so that has to count for something, right?
So what do you think? Are you single in Shreveport? Tell us what you think it’s like to be single and in search of love in Shreveport-Bossier!