STUDY: Hawai‘i No. 2 State to Find Love After 50

February 10, 2019, 9:00 AM HST
* Updated February 13, 8:09 AM
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Hawai‘i is one of the best states in the nation to find love after 50, according to a new national study by

Hawai‘i ranked No. 2 in the nation, with senior singles having a 67.9% chance of finding that special someone.

The study compiled a listing of the “Best And Worst States For Finding Love After 50” using U.S. Census Bureau data on marriage and income.

Maryland barely beat Hawai‘i for the top spot at 68.2%—less than half a percentage point ahead. Hawai‘i’s ranking is due in large part to the proportion of older adults with higher income levels (67% make more than $50,000), which is the third highest rate in the nation.

Here’s a look at the states with the best and worst chances for finding love after 50:


5 Best

  • Maryland: 68.2%
  • Hawai‘i: 67.9%
  • Connecticut: 66.8%
  • Alaska: 65.0%
  • Virginia: 64.5%

5 Worst

  • Tennessee: 48.2%
  • Kentucky: 47.4%
  • Arkansas: 46.4%
  • West Virginia: 45.9%
  • Mississippi: 44.5%

Medical studies continue to show that healthy romantic relationships can improve people’s quality of life and even make people live longer. Undoubtedly, finding love after 50 is more difficult than for younger people.

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