If you’re looking to find your soulmate in Washington, look no further than your nearest Metro stop, gym, or park.
Those three spots are where people are most likely to find love in DC, Virginia, and Maryland, respectively, according to an analysis recently published in Psychology Today. The results came about by analyzing the most common spots mentioned in Missed Connections ads on Craigslist in each state.
Washington is known for being one of the fittest cities in the nation, so it comes as no surprise that men and women are likely to find a mate while exercising at the gym or outdoors. Californians are also more likely to find love at the gym—specifically 24-Hour Fitness—while those in Arizona seek out significant others at LA Fitness. Like DC folks on the Metro, New Yorkers are most likely to spot their eye candy on the subway.
Also noteworthy: Researchers found that people are likely to find love connections at Walmart in 14 states, including those in our closest neighbors, West Virginia and North Carolina.
To view the state-by-state results, visit Psychology Today’s website.