My single friends in Iowa, it's time to see if where we're at is good for our relationship status.

If you're in the purgatory that is the dating apps, you've had to set your location preferences to find people within a certain amount of miles. And honestly, there's a good chance you've seen the same people pop up multiple times. And you've hit the 'x' multiple times.


There are a lot of us singles in Iowa. Apparently, Iowa is in the top 10 states in the nation for people over 18 who aren't married or who aren't in a serious relationship. Which is ironic considering a lot of us feel like we're running into dead ends all of the time. But I digress. looked at the Best Cities For Singles In Iowa and narrowed it down to their top 10.

What They Considered

Based on census data, HomeSnacks looked at:

  • population density
  • the percent of the population that's male to female (aiming for a closer to a 50/50 ratio)
  • the percent of households with kids
  • median age
  • number of unmarried people in each city

Before we talk about the best places for singles in Iowa, the study did find that the worst place for singles in Iowa is Pleasant Hill. Some Iowans I sent this list to haven't agreed but I agree with one thing: Cedar Rapids and Davenport have been the two places I've found pretty decent dates, and they're ranked close to each other.

Scroll down to see what the "Best Cities For Singles In Iowa" are and the numbers that got them there!

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