Valentine’s Day Facts And Figures From Facebook

By David Cohen 

FBValentinesDayHeart650Detroit has the highest percentage of single people among U.S. cities, while single people are most likely to find relationships in Colorado Springs, Colo., and the ratio favors males seeking opposite-sex relationships in Memphis, Tenn., while females find the most favorable numbers in San Francisco, according to some Valentine’s Day facts and figures released by the Facebook Data Science Team and the social network’s consumer communications department.

Facebook arrived at its conclusions by examining anonymized, aggregated data on U.S. users 21 and over during a one-month time frame, and it defined probability of relationship formation as the likelihood that a single person will enter a relationship in a given city based on the number of users who have changed their relationship status from single to in a relationship during that one month.

According to the social network, the top five cities among the top 50 in the U.S., in terms of percentage of single people, are:

  1. Detroit
  2. Los Angeles
  3. New York
  4. Miami
  5. Memphis

Meanwhile, the top five in terms of largest probability of relationship formation for a single person were:

  1. Colorado Springs
  2. El Paso, Texas
  3. Louisville, Ky.
  4. Fort Worth, Texas
  5. San Antonio

The most single females per single male were found in:

  1. Memphis
  2. Jacksonville, Fla.
  3. Fort Worth
  4. Charlotte, N.C.
  5. Richmond, Va.

And the most single males per single female were in:

  1. San Francisco
  2. San Jose, Calif.
  3. Seattle
  4. Salt Lake City
  5. San Diego


Facebook also used check-ins ( to create top 10 lists of Valentine’s Day restaurant hotspots for 10 U.S. cities:


  1. The Varsity
  2. TWO Urban Licks
  3. Rays on The River
  4. The Sun Dial Restaurant, Bar & View
  5. Gladys Knight & Ron Winans Chicken and Waffles
  6. Atlanta Fish Market
  7. Metro Cafe Diner
  8. Canoe Restaurant
  9. Chops Lobster Bar
  10. Kevin Rathbun Steak


  1. Blue Dragon
  2. Salvatore’s
  3. Top of the Hub
  4. Tokyo Japanese Steak House
  5. Mare Boston
  6. Grill 23 & Bar
  7. da Vinci
  8. FiRE+iCE Boston
  9. The Vault
  10. Mooo Restaurant


  1. Siena Tavern
  2. Brazzaz
  3. Carnivale
  4. Grand Lux Café
  5. Billy Goat Inns
  6. Cafe Babareeba
  7. Weber Grill Restaurant
  8. Connie’s Pizza
  9. Ginos East of Chicago
  10. Las Tablas Restaurant


  1. El Tiempo Cantina
  2. The Hay Merchant
  3. BB’s Café
  4. Brady’s Landing Restaurant
  5. Chama Gaucha Brazilian Steakhouse
  6. Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House
  7. Américas
  8. Pappas Bros
  9. Cavatore Italian Restaurant
  10. the breakfast klub

Las Vegas

  1. Rio Carnival World Buffet
  2. Eiffel Tower Restaurant
  3. Mariscos Las Islitas
  4. Rhythm Kitchen Seafood & Steaks
  5. Top of the World
  6. Mon Ami Gabi — Las Vegas
  7. Sushi Samba Palazzo Hotel Las Vegas
  8. The Wicked Spoon
  9. Serendipity 3
  10. Diablo’s Cantina

Los Angeles

  1. The Stinking Rose — Beverly Hills
  3. La Barca Grill & Cantina
  4. Luminarias Restaurant
  5. LA Prime
  6. Il Cielo Restaurant
  7. Bottega Louie Restaurant and Gourmet Market
  8. Lawry’s The Prime Rib Beverly Hills
  9. The Abbey Food & Bar | West Hollywood
  10. Rock N Fish LA Live


  1. Barton G. The Restaurant
  2. The Rusty Pelican Restaurant in Miami
  3. Smith & Wollensky
  4. Joe’s Stone Crab Restaurant
  5. Panorama Restaurant
  6. Cobb Cinebistro
  7. Anacapri On Ponce
  8. GreenStreet Café
  9. Sugarcane Raw Bar Grill
  10. Red Fish Grill

New York

  1. Ainsworth Park
  2. Sushi Mikasa
  3. Dallas BBQ
  4. Pio Pio Restaurant
  5. Don Coqui Astoria
  6. El Rodeo Guzman
  7. Ben & Jack
  8. New Corner Restaurant
  9. Flo Lounge Restaurant
  10. 54 Below

San Francisco

  1. Stock in Trade
  2. Yoshi’s San Francisco
  3. Thanh Long
  4. The Stinking Rose
  5. Espetus Churrascaria
  6. Rosamunde Sausage Grill
  7. Franciscan Crab Restaurant
  8. Sutro’s At The Cliff House
  9. Kincaid’s
  10. The Spinnaker

Washington, D.C. (

  1. Clyde’s Restaurant
  2. Bravo! Bravo!
  3. Coco Cabana Bar & Grill
  4. Phillips Flagship
  5. The Park at Fourteenth
  6. Mi Rancho Restaurant
  7. Ben’s Chili Bowl
  8. Woodmont Grill
  9. Vinoteca DC
  10. Ray’s The Steaks

Readers: What are your plans for Valentine’s Day?