Just in time for another "Hot Girl Summer," Austin was labeled the top city in the U.S. for dating, according to a study by Sperling's Best Places.
Contestants on Netflix's Austin-filmed dating reality show "The Ultimatum: Marry or Move On," may not agree, but it might not be a coincidence that a proliferation of romantic reality shows—and dating app giant Bumble—have made a home in the capital city.
According to the data analysis website, Austin ranked No. 1 among 80 U.S. metros and topped cities including New York City, Los Angeles and San Francisco thanks to its percentage of single residents ages 18-24, population density, and dating venues per capita.
Here's what Austin's dating scene looks like by the numbers:
- 13.4% of Austinties are between the ages of 18-24
- 81.2% of those residents are single
- Austin ranked 7th on its online dating score
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Austin FC head coach Josh Wolff is here to stay as the Club announced he signed a three-year contract extension.
Wolff, who was previously an assistant coach for the U.S. Men's National Team, will coach Austin FC through the end of 2025 under the new contract.
Wolff has been the Austin FC head coach since November 2019. In the team's first year, some hoped to oust Wolff as the team was at the bottom of the Western Conference. But this year, the team is at the top, ranking No. 3.
“This is still a young, growing Club but seeing our vision for Austin FC come to life on and off the field has been one of the great honors of my career. My staff and I will keep working every day to represent the city, and to develop our team both competitively and as human beings. The best is yet to come," Wolff said.
Austin police are investigating the killing of Moriah "Mo" Wilson after she was found with gunshot wounds inside an East Austin home.
Wilson, a gravel and mountain bike racer, was visiting Austin from Colorado in preparation for the Gravel Locos race on Saturday taking place in Hico, a small town 2 hours from Austin.
On Wednesday, her roommate came home and found Wilson unresponsive with "a lot of blood near her,” police said, on Maple Avenue near East 17th Street. Officers and EMS performed life-saving measures before she was declared deceased at 10:10 p.m.
The Travis County Medical Examiner's office conducted an autopsy and determined the official cause of death to be multiple gunshot wounds, and the manner of death was a homicide. It is being investigated as a suspicious death and as of Saturday, police said they have a person of interest.
Wilson, 25, recently had become a full-time biker after winning a slew of races in the past year.
This story was updated on May 15 to include that police have determined a person of interest.