Going stag this Valentine’s Day? Don’t fret, Georgia is a good place to be.
Personal finance website WalletHub has consistently ranked the Peach State among the best places to be single and this year is no exception.
In new rankings released Monday, WalletHub put Georgia at No. 13 on its list of “best states for singles.”
“Everyone has different priorities when searching for love, but certain places simply make dating easier than others,” the report’s author writes.
What makes a state better for dating than another? WalletHub considered factors like a state’s share of single adults, online-dating opportunities and openness to relationships, along with dating economics like price of drinks at a bar, movie costs, etc.
The site also compared states in categories such as restaurants, attractions and movie theaters per capita.
Here’s a look at how Georgia was ranked:
Overall rank: 13
Dating opportunities rank: 13
Dating economics rank: 26
Romance and fun rank: 14
This year’s rank is the highest Georgia has been in recent years, up from No. 14 last year and No. 17 the year before.
Georgia was topped in the list by Florida, California, Texas, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Illinois, Wisconsin, Massachusetts, Michigan, Arizona and New Jersey.
Last fall, WalletHub named Atlanta the best city in the country for unmarried people. In that analysis, Atlanta scored the highest in the nation for dating opportunities.
While the WalletHub report seems to conflate being single with seeking a partner, there are also just plenty of ways to enjoy celebrate and treat yourself on Valentine’s day.
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