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Kentucky ranked the 5th worst state to be single in

Here’s a study many will relate to less than a week from Valentine’s Day. According to Wallet Hub, Kentucky is the fifth worst state in the country to be single in. The Bluegrass State came in at No. 46, behind North Dakota and ahead of Mississippi, Alabama, West Virginia, and Arkansas. California ranked as the best state to be single in, followed by Florida and New York.

How did Wallet Hub come to this conclusion? They compared the 50 states across three key dimensions: dating economics, dating opportunities and romance and fun. Per the study, Kentucky ranks among the lowest in dating opportunities, which range from online dating, mobile dating apps, and share of single adults. Kentucky ranked 32nd in dating economics, which is measured by average price of beer and wine, movies, beauty salons, annual household income, unemployment rate, etc. The state was near the middle of the pack in romance and fun, which was evaluated by restaurants per capita, number of attractions, movie theaters, music festivals, nightlife options, bars, crime, etc.

Can I get an “Amen” from our single readers?

[Wallet Hub]


Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

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27 Comments for Kentucky ranked the 5th worst state to be single in

  1. PillsburyThrowboy
    12:25 pm February 8, 2018 Permalink

    Must suck for California and New York. #1 and #2 for dating opportunities but #49 and #50 for dating economics. So essentially, dating isn’t worth it in Cali and NY unless every date is at a free park!

    Also, I’ve noticed that the rankings, for the most part, follow the population rankings. Who would have thought that…

    • Eazy
      7:23 pm February 8, 2018 Permalink

      Kentucky is 26th in population. Much bigger than people realize.

    • Eazy
      7:53 pm February 8, 2018 Permalink

      The thing that brought kentucky down was lack of dating app use. That’s due to Eastern Ky. Lexington actually ranked as one of the best cities in the country for dating. Plus the women are hot and educated here.

  2. PillsburyThrowboy
    12:26 pm February 8, 2018 Permalink

    Also, posting that picture for this article is a little inappropriate.

    • Mathlete
      12:37 pm February 8, 2018 Permalink

      Is it though? That picture screams friend zone to me. Look at his hands, unless you have rheumatoid arthritis you don’t curl up your fingers when you’re hugging a lady you’re dating.

    • Mathlete
      12:41 pm February 8, 2018 Permalink

      Also – and I can’t believe I missed this on the first pass – hand placement is definitively friend zone. Do you hug your sweetheart around her shoulder?? NO! You put your hands on (or right above) her hips unless you’re so much taller than she is that you literally can’t reach them while standing up, and he’s definitely not.

    • PillsburyThrowboy
      5:07 pm February 8, 2018 Permalink

      No, I’m saying that if anyone knows the guy in the picture, they know what I’m talking about.

  3. KYJelly
    12:32 pm February 8, 2018 Permalink

    Did you post this to make Matt Jones get on it to find the future Mrs. KSR?

    • truebluefootballfan
      1:14 pm February 8, 2018 Permalink

      He’s just afraid to come out of the closet… Don’t be shy Matt. No one cares. Lol

  4. CatManDo
    12:47 pm February 8, 2018 Permalink

    For our study I give you Exhibit A: Matt Jones

  5. Tberry57
    12:50 pm February 8, 2018 Permalink

    Drake- “I need a girl from Kentucky”

    • jaws2
      3:48 pm February 8, 2018 Permalink

      Oh, and if your belly button ‘hole’ is showing through your tank top, you’re definitely NOT dating material!

  6. jaws2
    1:51 pm February 8, 2018 Permalink

    If you’ve been hanging around the Eruption Zone for 7-8 years, you’re not exactly ‘dating’ material! And geez, get rid of that stupid visor!

  7. ballplayerstu
    2:12 pm February 8, 2018 Permalink


  8. ksrbluesbrother
    2:29 pm February 8, 2018 Permalink

    Agreed…I think 7-8 years is on the low side for this guy…I would believe 10 years. I thought Eruption Zone intended for students and if he’s still a student…well, that’s a little embarrassing anyway you want to look at it.

  9. Duff86
    2:42 pm February 8, 2018 Permalink

    But Lexington has to be the #1 city to be single in, right???

    • Eazy
      7:24 pm February 8, 2018 Permalink

      By far. Girls here are hot and smart. It’s one of the best in the country actually.

  10. UKBlue1
    3:28 pm February 8, 2018 Permalink

    Weird because every single male & female I know in Cali, NY & FL all complain how horrible the dating scene is in these 3 places.

  11. Dustin Rumbaugh
    3:34 pm February 8, 2018 Permalink

    I take this as us being the 5th best place to be if you wanna be “bonin’ on the reg.” Like me….for now….

  12. KentuckyT
    5:00 pm February 8, 2018 Permalink

    Been around this dude in the Erruption Zone before and he is a grade A creep. Kinda sad how he’s always by himself too.

    • ukwildcat2323
      7:45 pm February 8, 2018 Permalink

      OMG, he craves attention and bugs every single player, cheerleader that walks by him.

  13. 57nukeduke
    6:29 pm February 8, 2018 Permalink

    How can we possibly be behind North Dakota? There is nothing there to see and it’s a wasteland, lol.

  14. runningunnin.454
    6:31 pm February 8, 2018 Permalink

    Another silly ranking. Maybe the writer just doesn’t know how to do it.
    I didn’t have any trouble at all in Lexington or Birmingham.
    “Southern girls with the way they talk,
    they knock me out when I’m down there”….Beach Boys.

    • Eazy
      7:26 pm February 8, 2018 Permalink

      Kentucky, Alabama and Mississippi have unbelievable women. This ranking doesn’t count hotness. If it did you’d never have NY or Illinois at the top.

  15. Eazy
    7:31 pm February 8, 2018 Permalink

    Lexington is in the top 10 percentile according to this study. It’s the rest of the state that hurts us. Same with almost every standard of living measure. Lexington also has the hottest women by far.

  16. ukwildcat2323
    7:44 pm February 8, 2018 Permalink

    He is the most annoying guy ever in the erruption zone. makes you wanna move to the opposite end.

  17. antiquefurnitureandmidgets
    3:00 am February 9, 2018 Permalink

    Shocking. Another “study” ranks every state and the southeast brings up the rear. I swear to God if someone ranked the top three states in the South it would be New York, California and Minnesota. I bet if we were rating the best biscuits and gravy or grits no southern state would even crack the top ten. If anyone is still confused by the S-E-C chant please mark this article as exhibit A. That chant has less to do with brotherly love and much more to do with telling the rest of the country to go frick itself. Even as they move south in droves they do so telling us how much better they have it. Er…uh…had it.