Best city for single Valentines

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by Andy Treinen

WHAS11.com

Posted on February 14, 2013 at 4:32 PM

Updated Thursday, Feb 14 at 5:46 PM

(WHAS11) -- Looking for love this Valentine's Day? A new survey ranks the best cities for financially-savvy singles. Good Morning Kentuckiana's Andy Treinen has the list, in your Consumer Watch.

Single life can get expensive, but if you're looking to settle down with a partner who's also money-minded, a new survey of the best cities for singles from Kiplinger's Personal Finance has some ideas. The survey factored income, cost of living, the unemployment rate, the number of singles and the cost of a date night out.

New York gets film and TV credit for being a hub for single life, but in reality the big city lifestyle costs big bucks, pushing it down on the list. "It came in at number ten because it does have a high population of unmarried people. But it didn't rank so high in our list of ten because it comes with a very high cost of living, not surprising," said Stacy Rapacon from Kiplinger's Personal Finance.

Colleges and universities attract lots of young people, and that's how Bloomington, Illinois, snagged the number one spot. "It's probably best know for its sister city or its neighboring city, Normal, Illinois as the Illinois State University hometown. You do have a younger population because of the college crowd there, but it came in with a high median income, explained Rapacon.

The runner-up, Baltimore, Maryland, followed by Ann Arbor, Michigan, and New Haven, Connecticut. At number five, the top-ranked big city on the list, Los Angeles. Louisville Kentucky did not make the list.

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