New Yorkers can be particular when it comes to where they want to live — often sacrificing space, amenities and privacy for a better neighborhood.
But how does our choice of where we live affect our dating lives?
Real estate website StreetEasy and dating app Hinge decided to analyze that question just in time for Valentine’s Day, finding that desirable dates and attractive real estate go hand-in-hand.
The West Village “was by far the most popular neighborhood in the city, and those who live in the neighborhood are twice as likely to attract a potential date,” according to their findings.
The analysis also found that residents of Murray Hill, Gramercy Park and the East Village are the most prone to conversation after connecting with someone on Hinge.
Moving to the outer boroughs, Greenpoint residents were also highly desirable, but “some of the most discerning daters, with the lowest average save rate of any other neighborhood in the city.” However, they were highly likely to pursue a relationship, unlike in the West Village, where they were hard to get.
The Upper East Side was where the most single 20-somethings live, but the most single 30-somethings were found across the East River in Williamsburg.
Queens made the list, with Astoria ranked as the third most-sought-after neighborhood and third-most open to meeting new people.
“Astoria was the most saved neighborhood [among Hinge users], and people living there often reciprocated, so your odds at finding a date in Astoria are pretty high. There isn’t much nightlife in the neighborhood, but the Beer Garden at Bohemian Hall is an ideal date spot,” acccording to StreetEasy’s blog.