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Here are the 15 best states for singles in the U.S.

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Think about it: If your cost of living was low, wouldn't you potentially spend more money on dates? And if you were looking for a significant other... Wouldn't residing in a city with a lot of singles make more sense? Clearly, where you live has an effect on your dating life.

A new study by WalletHub attempts to delve deeper into the subject and actually ranks all U.S. states based on their suitability for singles (well, assuming those singles are looking not to be single in the near future). Specifically, the site compared the 50 states across 27 key indicators of "dating-friendliness." Said indicators include movie costs, share of single adults and nightlife options, among others.

In addition to the overall list, the study highlights a few interesting findings. Louisiana is home to the highest share of single adults, for example (Utah is home to the lowest). If you're a fan of online dating, you might consider relocating to Washington, which boasts the most opportunities for love found online (Mississippi has the fewest). 

Check out the list of 15 best cities for singles right here:

1. California
2. Florida
3. New York
4. Texas
5. Pennsylvania
6. Wisconsin
7. Massachusetts
8. Illinois
9. Ohio
10. Arizona
11. Washington
12. Michigan
13. Colorado
14. New Jersey
15. Minnesota

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