If You Live in Miami You're More Likely to Be Alone Valentine's Day, According to Facebook Data

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What are you doing tonight? According to Facebook, there's a good chance you'll either eat a mixture of your tears and the last melted spoonfuls of a carton of rocky road ice cream or get drunk with your friends while proclaiming, "Who needs a relationship when we have each other? Did that person over there just look at me? Do you think they're single? Oh my God!"

That's because, according to Facebook data, Miami is one of the worst cities in America to find love.

The Wall Street Journal asked Facebook for help determining which cities are the best and worst for finding love. Facebook replied by tacking how many people in the nation's 50 biggest cities changed their relationship status from "single" to "in a relationship" during a one-month period.

Miami came in sixth to last by that standard. Only San Francisco, D.C., New York, Los Angeles, and Atlanta were worst places to find love.

And that's not because so many Miamians are already in relationships. Miami had the fourth highest percentage of singles. Only Detroit, Los Angeles, and NYC have more.

As it turns out, all those singles don't really necessarily increase your chances either.

"Sometimes when you're in a big city and there are thousands and thousands of people you might find attractive, it becomes so overwhelming that you don't engage in the dating culture at all," Justin Garcia, a professor in the department of gender studies at Indiana University, told the paper.

Which might explain why your friend who lives somewhere in a town of 30,000 is happily married with three kids and you're still trying to finagle your way into Set every weekend.

The cities where it's apparently easier to find love? Colorado Springs, El Paso, Louisville, Fort Worth, and San Antonio.

We guess when you're in a hopeless place, there really is nothing to do but find love.

The good news, though, is that this should make it easier for you to find a dumb, sorta sad, and desperate hookup tonight. Good luck with that! Bring a condom!

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11 comments
Victor Fernandez
Victor Fernandez

Mejor estar solo que mal acompaƱiado. # team no sleep

Johnny Sterlin
Johnny Sterlin

People in large metropolitan areas don't have enough time to date.

MyKohl MK Naight
MyKohl MK Naight

Go to your favorite restaurant and buy a red shaped heart balloon and place it in the seat across from you, then proceed to sit and have a meal and wait for someone to sit with you. The idea is to encourage strangers not to have that "stranger" mentality and just approach someone who like to share a decent meal. It isn't about being single, love, or chocolates. When the stranger (male or female) who took the initiative and guts to sit with someone, they should "pay it forward" it doesn't have to be a meal, could be a cheap soda, or a small plate to save your money( if you were going out to eat anyways) Enjoy yourselves, and hopefully you have the pleasure of getting to know someone new on your terms.

Kenn Gambe
Kenn Gambe

doomed but with lots of cash leftover to fight another day

Hank Justice
Hank Justice

Because the Miami pretty people are pretty on the outside and filthy on the inside

Aurelien Matthews
Aurelien Matthews

How is it possible that Miamians are more likely to be alone on Valentine's? People are hot and sexy there!!! Greeting from Paris, France ;)

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