The 3 Best States To Live In If You're Single

It's not a fun time to be an adult right now; inflation is skyrocketing at an all-time high everywhere, as is the cost of living, and global unemployment is a problem. In truth, it's becoming more and more difficult for people to find affordable resources and options for housing without being charged an arm and a leg. If you're single and on your own, this can seem like a stressful, maybe even lonely time, but it doesn't have to be, especially if you're looking for a partner. Whether you're single and ready to mingle or just looking for friends, there are several states specifically for the unpartnered, and some are better than others.

Relocating is overwhelming enough as is, especially in a pandemic, but with avid research, you're doing yourself a huge favor. Some opportunities are waiting at your threshold, whether you're looking to relocate or enjoy a staycation elsewhere — if you work from home, this is a great option. The top three U.S. states from a list of ten for single people to live in are Pennsylvania, Texas, and Florida, according to Thrillist, and here you can find out why.


Home of Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, and many beaches, it shouldn't be a shocker that Florida is included in the top five best states to live in if you're single, coming in at number three, according to WalletHub. It's hot all the time, the beach is easily accessible, they take their sports culture very seriously, and the nightlife is out of this world, so you're bound to meet a potential romantic partner or a new circle of friends. According to Embrace Someplace, the pros of moving to Florida include sunny weather all year round, reduced taxes, and a diverse population.

Not to mention comfortable and affordable housing, a necessity for most, and a good job market. There's also always something to do, so you'll never find yourself bored, which is perfect for singles. If you enjoy gardening, it's the ideal place to grow your own produce. According to Embrace Someplace, you can grow your fruit and veggies organically right from the comfort of your backyard due to warm weather conditions and endless natural sunlight. Florida is the place to be if you want to feel like you're on vacation every day.

New York

There's no denying that New York is an extraordinary place to live. It may not be the cheapest or most affordable, but it is the second state to live in if you're single, according to WalletHub. If you can't get enough of the city life or you're looking for a massive change from living in a small town, the city that never sleeps is for you. According to New York Simply, New York is the land of opportunity, so if you're looking to venture off, network, and create a name for yourself, this is the place to do it. It's the perfect opportunity for social and networking events, so you're bound to meet people personally and professionally as a single person.

You'll have access to the best historical landmarks and attractions like the Statue of Liberty and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. If you want to move out of the city but still have access to it, consider a more suburban area like New Jersey. New York is diverse and transportation-friendly and, according to New York Simply, among the top five safest cities in America. If you're a foodie, you'll always have various meal options, and with the popular social scene, you'll always meet someone new.


California comes in hot as number one, and living there could be a dream. The Golden Poppy State is a constant ray of sunshine all year round, and there are a number of job opportunities in a variety of different fields, especially in film and tech. It's also incredibly diverse, having the second most diverse city in the country, Los Angeles, according to Embrace Someplace, so you are bound to meet new people. But it's not the cheapest or the most tax-friendly, so it's essential to be financially prepared, especially if you plan on having an avid social life. 

According to Embrace Someplace, California is considered the most beautiful state in the U.S with its towering cliffs, mesmerizing beaches, and captivating nature. You have access to a variety of activities and attractions, indoors and outside. California is the place to be if you're looking for a relaxed, sunny environment to create a haven.