Being alone can be challenging for a lot of us, but not having someone there during the holidays can be especially tough.

If you're looking to find that special person in the Tri-State Area, you're in luck.

Iowa, Minnesota, and South Dakota have combined for five cities in the top 50 of a new survey of the best places to find love in America.

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WalletHub compared more than 180 U.S. cities across three dozen indicators of dating-friendliness. They then ranked the cities in three key categories:

  • Economics - Income; Unemployment rate; Cost of food, drinks, movies, taxis
  • Fun and Recreation - COVID vaccination rate, number of attractions, restaurants, coffee shops, and shopping centers per capita, wellness and fitness centers per capita
  • Dating Opportunities - Share of single population, singles gender balance, online dating opportunities

Minneapolis is number-six overall.

Minnesota's largest city scored best in dating opportunities (5th in America).

South Dakota's best city for finding love is Rapid City.

The Mount Rushmore State's second-largest city was 16th overall thanks to a number-three ranking in economics and the second-lowest beauty salon costs in America.

St. Paul is 37th on the list. Cedar Rapids is 41st, thanks in part to the second-lowest average rent for a one-bedroom apartment in the U.S.

The last Tri-State city in the top 50 is Sioux Falls.

South Dakota's largest city is 50th overall, thanks to a number six ranking in economics, with the fourth-lowest beauty salon costs in America.


  1. Seattle, Washington
  2. Madison, Wisconsin
  3. Denver, Colorado
  4. San Francisco, California
  5. Portland, Oregon
  6. Minneapolis, Minneapolis
  7. Austin, Texas
  8. Honolulu, Hawaii
  9. San Diego, California
  10. Atlanta, Georgia


  1. Warwick, Rhode Island
  2. Glendale, California
  3. Brownsville, Texas
  4. Hialeah, Florida
  5. Fort Smith, Arkansas
  6. Shreveport, Louisiana
  7. Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  8. Dover, Delaware
  9. Columbia, Maryland
  10. Montgomery, Alabama
  11. Santa Rosa, California

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