Apparently, Richmond Boasts the Most Eligible Bachelors and Bachelorettes in America?!

by | Feb 7, 2023 | RICHMOND NEWS, WTF?!

Everyday we get studies sent to us and this one comes with a bit of news out of left field. If you’re a single person residing in Richmond, Virginia, then you are in luck! The Thriving Center of Psychology (ed. note: Is this a legit institution? It looks to be a therapy marketing site! ) conducted a survey and along with data from the latest US Census, they found that our city boasts the highest population of singles per capita in the country with Pittsburgh, Buffalo, Newark, and Cincinnati also in the top five cities for singles.

We are top 10 for single people identifying as men and women. That is kinda wild to think about.

richmond singles data 2023

Following that information, they found that while many singles find happiness in their independence, nearly one-third of those surveyed expressed dissatisfaction with their single status, with half of them missing physical affection and 23% simply disliking being alone. Furthermore, nearly half of those surveyed fear being single forever, and over 75% do not trust family or friends to set them up on blind dates.

When people are preparing for dates, singles are doing more than just dressing up. More than 1 in 3 (38%) admitted to stalking their date online. 51% of women versus 25% of men said they’ve looked up the person online. In fact, 29% spend more than 20 minutes researching a date.

richmond singles data 2023

Some have gone a step further and actually told their date that they looked them up online. Nearly 1 in 6 (14%) confessed to it, while 19% say a date has admitted to looking them up. Others don’t just rely on Google searches when researching a potential partner. Nearly 1 in 5 (18%) have run a background check on their date.

However, being single also has its advantages. The majority of respondents (91%) reported enjoying their independence, and 58% reported having more financial stability, with 24% stating that therapy has helped them become their best selves before entering into another relationship.

richmond singles data 2023

All in time for Valentine’s Day which can be a difficult time for singles, but with the high concentration of unmarried individuals in Richmond, finding someone to spend the day with shouldn’t be a problem right? In fact, 22% of American singles are hoping to have a date on February 14th, with 25% of men and 17% of women looking to have a companion on Valentine’s Day 2023.

So we guess if you are single and seeking a date in Richmond, Virginia, you are in the right place. A lot of fish out in this sea with a large pool of single individuals, you are bound to find someone special. Happy dating!

Source material can be found HERE

Image by Mario McMann, Adobe Stock

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