Wallethub Studies Life for Singles in Indianapolis and Fort Wayne, 180 Other Cities – WIBC – Indianapolis News & Politics
STATEWIDE–Nearly half of the U.S. population is unmarried (never married, divorced, or widowed), according to the latest estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau. In an effort to help Americans find love, Wallethub conducted a study called “2020’s Best & Worst Cities for Singles.”
They say Indianapolis and Fort Wayne are two “middle-of-the-road” cities for singles out of 182 they evaluated. Wallethub ranked Indianapolis #92 and Fort Wayne #98. Those included 150 most populated U.S. cities, plus at least two of the most populated cities in each state — across three key dimensions: economics, fun & recreation, and dating opportunities.
“There are more people, especially in Fort Wayne, that have settled down already as opposed to being single, so that was kind of the nail in the coffin here,” said Jill Gonzalez, an analyst for Wallethub. “Indianapolis is doing a little bit better with a little more singles and a few more online dating opportunities, which in 2020, is really the name of the game.”
When you add up all the data from every state, Wallethub says the average date costs more than $100. Gonzalez said the cost of living in Fort Wayne and Indianapolis makes life easier for those who are single.
“The typical meal at a restaurant for two is a lot cheaper than it is in other cities. The average beer and wine cost is a lot cheaper, so that affordability and the dating economics are good in these two cities,” said Gonzalez.
With the pandemic