Syracuse could use a hug. The folks at rated the Salt City as the worst metro for dating satisfaction.

Yes, the home of the world's best snow plowers, the high-flying Syracuse basketball team, the home of the Great New York State Fair, is not so great when it comes to romance, at least among singles. Here was the methodology from the website:

Data is based on results from the Apartment List renter survey between February 14th, 2017 and January 17th, 2018. Single renters were asked: “How would you rate your current city or neighborhood for opportunities to date and make friends?” Possible responses are as follows: Very Satisfied, Somewhat Satisfied, Neutral, Somewhat Unsatisfied, Very Unsatisfied.

Syracuse bottomed out in 70th place among 70 metro areas measured in the survey. Three of the next-worst cities were in Connecticut--Bridgeport, New Haven and Hartford.

Could it be the harsh weather in the Northeast? Maybe. It's tough to be romantic when you're freezing your butt off; most cities in colder climes didn't fare too well, although Rochester scored much higher than average (42%) in dating satisfaction, coming in at 53%.

By comparison, Bridgeport scored 21% and Syracuse a meager 15%. Of course, you can take this study with a grain of salt, because a 2017 poll from Growella ranked Syracuse #6 in nightlife for millennials. What do you make of the difference between these two seemingly conflicted sets of data?


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