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'Boomtown Austin' or 'City of Love'? Austin ranks No. 1 city for dating in the U.S.

Austin is the best city for dating in the U.S., according to a Sperling's Best Places study. (Hannah Walkowaik)

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
The study also found that Austinites also spend more money out socializing than any other area, and have the highest expenditures on alcohol purchased away from home.


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