Feb 14, 2024 - Culture

A study says "romance is dead in Richmond" due to windy Februarys

Illustration of a paper silhouette of cupid reading a book, surrounded by hearts.

Illustration: Maura Losch/Axios

If you're looking for love this Valentine's Day, Cupid will have a difficult time finding you in town.

What's happening: Richmond ranks dead last on The Matchmaking Company's ranking of cities where Cupid is "most likely to thrive."

Zoom in: High February winds that could throw Cupid off his path, too few day cares (because Cupid is baby 🤷🏻‍♀️) and a low percentage of single people (26.6%) are among the reasons Richmond is a terrible town for Cupid to hit his mark, per the study.

  • 😢 Richmond also ranked low for the number of candy stores and archery ranges per capita.

Why it matters: Trying to survive windy Februarys is bad enough, the least the universe could do is blow an acceptable suitor into our paths.

Yes, but: If you're determined to meet someone, take a roadtrip. The questionable study found Virginia Beach has the third highest percentage of singles in the nation ( 45.3%!).

Or, check out some of these upcoming events perfect for singles looking to mingle:

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