Love is in the air, but is it wafting in the Hudson Valley?

Where You Live Plays a Role in Your Love Life

It's no secret, your surroundings play a huge role in the way your life plays out. Especially in the dating and relationship world. WalletHub has come up with a list of the best places in the United States for single.

Cassandra Happe, a WalletHub Analysts explains just how important where you live plays a role in your love and dating life, she writes:

Where you live can have a big impact on your love life – if a city has a high population of singles and is packed with activities that you’ll enjoy, then you’ll have a better chance to meet someone with similar interests and can go on higher-quality dates. In the current economy, a city that minimizes costs through inexpensive restaurants and venues, plus free things to do, is especially attractive.”

4 New York Cities Best For Singles in 2024

Not so surprisingly, 4 of the 182 top-rated cities were right here in New York. But the cities that are apparently top-rated might surprise you.

Are there any in the Hudson Valley? Well, sort of...Here take a look at the 4 New York cities that made the list:

172- Yonkers, NY
144- New York, NY
67 - Buffalo, NY
46- Rochester, NY

Not a single Hudson Valley city on the list? To be honest, I'm a little shocked considering we make all these list throughout the year of "Charming" and "Coziest" towns to visit.

Breaking Down the Data

Source: WalletHub

WalletHub used data ranging from "the share of the population that is single to the number of online dating opportunities to the average price for a two-person meal."  They also broke down numbers like the percentage of singles in each city.

Rochester, NY came at #5 for the highest percentage of singles, followed by New Haven CT at #4, Cleveland, OH at #3, Dettorit, MI at #2 and Burlington, VT coming in at #1.
Is it a good or bad thing that there are so many singles in Rochester, NY? We may never know...
As for the most expensive meal costs? New York City tied with San Francisco, CA, Seattle, WA, Miami, FL, Irvine, CA, and Santa Rosa, CA.
You can learn more about the Best and Worst Cities for Singles in 2024 at 

If you're going out on a date in the Hudson Valley and want to impress your date with a steak dinner, check out some of these hot spots below:

Top Steak Dinner Restaurants in the Hudson Valley

Sometimes you just want to go out for a steak Check out this list of top Hudson Valley Steak Restaurants I put together for you. It will be delicious fun to work your way from Kingston to Rhinebeck then down to Hyde Park, Beacon, and over Newburgh then back up the road to New Paltz. Delicious steaks with mouthwatering sides await you at these wonderful Hudson Valley restaurants that serve steak.

Gallery Credit: Paty Quyn

More local date night ideas:

Hudson Valley Restaurant Perfect for Date Night

Treat yourself to a romantic dinner at one of these unsuspecting Hudson Valley Restaurants. They offer the perfect combination of food and drink with a dining experience that feels intimate. I like to say these places are hiding in plain sight. You know them, you may even drive by them and now it is time to stop in for a romantic dinner date. From Kingston to Rhinebeck to Cornwall, and a few places in between it will be hard to decide you may need to visit all of them to pick you favorite.

Gallery Credit: Paty Quyn

Maybe you want to take your 4-legged friend on a Dog Day Date? We've got some options for you too:

Hudson Valley Dog Day Date

Treats are cool, but have you ever spent the whole day with your pup exploring the Hudson Valley? Check out these 10 places to take your pup on a cute dog date!


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