Of 150 American metropolitan areas, San Diego ranks 34th as a location for swinging singles, according to WalletHub, which compiles statistics on states and metro areas. The study is broken down into two categories: the economics of dating and the so-called "romance and fun" rank, which reports on the availability of singles entertainment. Not surprisingly, San Diego ranks 110th of the 150 metro areas in costs for singles. That drags down the overall ranking, because the city is 16th of 150 in availability of attractions. Costs drag down San Francisco, too, which is a lowly 125th in economics, but 4th in availability of "fun" things.
On the economics side, the study looks at costs of restaurants, beer and wine, movies, taxis, fitness clubs, beauty salons, housing, and haircuts. It also gauges median household income, job growth, and the unemployment rate. On the availability side, the study looks at number of restaurants, cafes, attractions, parks, nightlife options, shopping centers and wellness spas per capita, along with percentage of single persons (doubly emphasized), and online and mobile dating opportunities. The four winners are Boise; Madison, Wisconsin; Denver, and Austin. The worst: Brownsville, Texas; North Las Vegas; Hialeah, Florida, and Yonkers, New York.