Looking for love? Facebook reveals Valentine’s Day stats & best places for singles


For many couples, Facebook can play a part in Valentine’s Day planning. From sharing a funny (or heartfelt photo) to checking out the Facebook page of the restaurant they’ll go to that night, many people utilize the social network somehow.

Stats from Facebook showed just how abuzz the site gets on Feb. 14 — but the novelty of the day wears off as users grow older. Users under 24 were the most talkative demographic with regard to Valentine’s Day last year, with ‘Love,’ ‘Chocolate,’ ‘Life,’ ‘Family,’ and Presents,’ as the most popular words.

In 2013, 1.9 million people changed their relationship status within a week of Valentine’s Day, and 150,000 changed their status to ‘engaged.’

But what if you’re single? Facebook data showed that single men have good chances in Memphis, while single women have a better ratio in San Francisco.

Facebook also outlined the stop cities for singles, with Detroit and Los Angeles leading the way in terms of single Facebook users of both genders.


The top five cities (among the top 50 population centers) by percentage of single people are:

  1. Detroit, MI
  2. Los Angeles, CA
  3. New York, NY
  4. Miami, FL
  5. Memphis, TN

The top five cities in terms of largest probability of relationship formation for a single person:

  1. Colorado Springs, CO
  2. El Paso, TX
  3. Louisville, KY
  4. Fort Worth, TX
  5. San Antonio, TX

Most single females per single male:

  1. Memphis, TN
  2. Jacksonville, FL
  3. Fort Worth, TX
  4. Charlotte, NC
  5. Richmond, VA

Most single males per single female:

  1. San Francisco, CA
  2. San Jose, CA
  3. Seattle, WA
  4. Salt Lake City, UT
  5. San Diego, CA

Facebook gave a look into how the site is used for planning purposes, showing that 36 percent of U.S. women on Facebook start planning for Valentine’s Day a week in advance, while 37 percent of U.S. men wait until the last minute.

851566_628675137197561_271754023_nSo where do these couples end up going on Valentine’s Day? Facebook gathered the most popular restaurant and bar check-ins from the past four Valentine’s Days in major cities. Restaurants with more than 10 locations were excluded.


  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 Cafe
  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 Navigation
  2. The Hay Merchant
  3. BB’s Cafe
  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 Cafe
  9. Sugarcane Raw Bar Grill
  10. Red Fish Grill

New York City

  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, DC

  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

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